Quantitative Research Article Critical Appraisal. Overview.

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Quantitative Research Article Critical Appraisal Overview Multifactorial risk reduction interventions can have a superior effect on risk reduction plans compared to single intervention risk reduction strategies. The use of these multifactorial risk reduction interventions has resulted in improved outcomes for problems involving the geriatric population (Colon-Emeric et al., 2013). Unfortunately, attempts to train nursing home staff to implement multifactorial risk reduction interventions have not typically been successful (Colon-Emeric et al., 2013). Successful implementation of multifactorial risk reduction interventions require that accurate information about resident behaviors, health status, medications, and other risk factors be…show more content…
The aim of the study was to determine if using CONNECT before implementing a fall reduction program would have a greater effect on fall reduction compared to implementing a fall reduction program alone. This topic is important to me as I am the Director of Nursing at a 258-bed long term care facility. My facility consistently performs in the 75th percentile for falls when compared to long term care facilities nationally. In addition, our falls with major injury have doubled in the last 6 months. Hence, fall prevention in nursing homes is of utmost importance to me as decreasing falls and falls with major injury is essential for improving our quality of care. Problem Statement A problem statement should articulate why the chosen issue needs investigation (Polit & Beck, 2017). Subsequently, the problem statement may include illustration of the significance of the issue for nursing, how the study will contribute to existing knowledge, and how it will contribute to evidenced based nursing practice. Colon-Emeric et al. (2013) clearly discuss how providing quality care to the frail elderly has become a national priority. Multifactorial risk reduction interventions have been successful in many areas of study, including falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers, behaviors, and insomnia. Incorporating multifactorial interventions have proven to increase the effectiveness of the programs and improve
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