This resource outlines the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model TM and explains why its use in acute care is a best practice approach to identifying adults at risk for falls. TARGET POPULATION: The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model is intended to be used in the acute care setting to identify adults at risk for falls. The Model is being. To translate, validate and examine the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Hendrich II Fall risk Model (HFRM) in predicting falls in.

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Receiver operating characteristic ROC curves were created to determine the sensitivity and specificity. The intra-class correlation coefficient was 0.

Therefore, early assessment and identification hendrivh risk factors is an effective premise to prevention. At present, many scholars of domestic and overseas devote themselves to the exploitation of fall assessment tools, and modrl developed various tools to assess the risk factors of the elderly fall.

Content validity was excellent. Falls occurred for32 participants during hospitalization. S1 Questionnaire Questionnaire in Chinese version. The data was processed using statistical analysis software Modsl Results Characteristics of the subjects A total of subjects were enrolled in this study male and female. After the first evaluation, all participants were evaluated every week using the same instrument.

At present, there are few rating scales which is used to predict the fall risk specially, reported in China, so this study applies Stratify, Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, and Morse Fall Scale, which are commonly used in clinical, to estimate falll fall risk of the elderly patients, explores their discriminant validity fal, correlativity, and provides objective basis for clinical nurses in preventing the elderly patients fall.

Patients were eligible for the study if they were over 60 years old and had no consciousness disorders, and if they could walk by themselves or assistive devices, and if they had no severe physiological defect or organic diseases and understanding or communication disorders.

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Finally, although this Chinese version of the HFRM showed good reliability and validity in assessing the fall risk of elderly inpatients, other scale translated in Chinese may also be good. The present study was approved by the ethical committee of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital.

Prevention of patient falls is an important aspect of patient safety management, particularly in elderly patients who often present impaired balance and who are at higher risk of fracture [ 2 ]. Open in a separate window. Therefore, tools are necessary to assess the risk of falls to improve the safety of patients in the hospital.


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The authors have declared that no competing interests midel. The optimal cut-off score for screening at risk patients was 5 with an area under the ROC curve of 0. How to try this: The instrument consists of eight variables: Age ranged from 60 to 92 years, for a mean of This was a cross-sectional study performed from August to July Modek 1 Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study subjects. After that, the test started officially. Stratify is applied for the elderly patients in this study, with a better discrimination validity between the fall hendrcih and non-fall patients, it can assess the fall risk of patients effectively.

Preventing fall is the key to decrease osteoporotic fracture and other relevant impairments in the elderly, and to identify and evaluate the fall risk of them is an antecedent to prevent and interfere it effectively. Now there are over ten scales used for the evaluation of fall risk in the elderly, among them, about Stratify, Hendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale, there are more and more mature researches [ 5 ]. Sixty cases were evaluated again by the same researcher 3 days after the first evaluation.

Predictive validity of the Hendrich call risk model II in an acute geriatric unit.

Some test content of Stratify and MFS, such as history of falling and over one underling diseases, need be recalled by patients. January 31, Hendricj for more related articles at Biomedical Research.


HFRM has been adapted to different cultures in the world. In order to avoid ji caused by poor memory or cognition of the elderly people, their family members were allowed to answer questions.

Received May 5; Accepted Oct The Chinese version of the HFRM showed good reliability and validity in assessing the risk of fall in Chinese elderly inpatients. And the patient who has two risk factors of fall modell above belongs to the high risk group of falling.

In recent years, accidental falls happening to hospitalized patients has gradually gained people’s attention. Researchers with a special training rosk using the Chinese version of the HFRM tool evaluated the risk of falling of all participants within 24 hours after hospitalization.


MFS has been translated into a variety of languages, and is widely used in medical institutions in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Australia and other countries [ 9 ].

The items were found loading into three factors, and the cumulative percentage accounted for However, due to its fall risk factors of assessment, such as consciousness, gait, history of falling and vision, it is recommended to be selected for the assessment of the elderly population who are older and frail, and have unstable gait and poor vision.

A number of studies at home and abroad [ 34 ] show that, assessing the risk factors riisk to falls as well as formulating and implementing the preventive measures can play a positive role in preventing falls in the elderly.

In addition, this scale is simple which consumes less time, so nurse can use it to screen the patients on admission, implementing the preventive measures for falling timely. Content validity was excellent, with a content validity ratio of 0.

According to the history of fall in recent one year, these patients were divided into fall group and nonfall group, patients a group. Furthermore, patients were call with these three rating scales at the same moment, the correlation analysis about the score indicated that Stratify had highly positive correlation with Hendrich II Fall Risk Model, but also MFS.

Firstly, all patients must write informed consent.

Two researchers evaluated the same subjects independently. Systematic review of fall risk screening tools for older patients in acute hospitals. Published online Nov 6. It was developed by Morse, the professor of university of Pennsylvania, America, inwhich has six items in total.

Relationship between occurrence of falls and fall-risk scores in an acute care setting using the Hendrich II fall risk model.

The independent sample t test was used to analyze jendrich validity of Stratify, Hendrich II Fall Risk Model and Morse Fall Scale, and the Spearman rank correlation coefficient was adopted to analyze their correlativity.

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