Monday, 17 November 2014

PhD student Rebecca Morris co authors a study which evaluates falls prevention program: RESPOND

PhD student, Rebecca Morris has co authored a study which looks at a falls prevention program: RESPOND.

The study notes that program evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have potential to enhance understanding of trial outcomes. The paper describes a multi-level program evaluation to be conducted alongside the RESPOND program.

The objective of the study is to evaluate the primary intended impact of the program: participation in fall prevention strategies and the factors influencing participation as well as to identify the factors influencing RESPOND RCT outcomes: falls, fall injuries and emergency department (ED) re-presentations.

The study notes that the RESPOND program evaluation will provide information about contextual and influencing factors related to the RESPOND RCT outcomes. The results will assist researchers, clinicians and policy makers regarding decisions about future falls prevention interventions. Insights gained may be applicable to a range of chronic conditions where similar preventive intervention approaches are indicated.


Click here to read the full study here.

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