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Toileting‐related falls at night in hospitalised patients : the role of nocturia

Georgie Rose, Veerle Decalf (UGent) , Karel Everaert (UGent) and Wendy Bower (UGent)
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and characteristics of toileting-related falls in hospitalised older people. Methods: Retrospective analysis of falls related to night-time toileting in patients 60 years or over in a tertiary hospital during a one-year period. Results: Overall 34% of falls were related to toileting with at least 44% of these falls occurring during the night. Toilet-related falls peaked between 11 pm and 1 am, a period that coincides with maximum supine-induced diuresis. Almost half of night falls occurred at the bedside. In 80% of night toileting-related falls, patients were mobilising without the recommended level of assistance. Half of all patients had no strategies for toileting documented in their care plan. Conclusion: Findings support screening for nocturia in older inpatients and implementation of strategies to reduce both the need for toileting at night and risk factors for falling.
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falls, health services for the aged, hospitals, nocturia, toileting, DEMENTIA, ADULTS

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Rose, Georgie, et al. “Toileting‐related Falls at Night in Hospitalised Patients : The Role of Nocturia.” AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 2020.
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Rose, G., Decalf, V., Everaert, K., & Bower, W. (2020). Toileting‐related falls at night in hospitalised patients : the role of nocturia. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING.
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Rose, Georgie, Veerle Decalf, Karel Everaert, and Wendy Bower. 2020. “Toileting‐related Falls at Night in Hospitalised Patients : The Role of Nocturia.” AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING.
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Rose, Georgie, Veerle Decalf, Karel Everaert, and Wendy Bower. 2020. “Toileting‐related Falls at Night in Hospitalised Patients : The Role of Nocturia.” AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING.
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Rose G, Decalf V, Everaert K, Bower W. Toileting‐related falls at night in hospitalised patients : the role of nocturia. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING. 2020;
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G. Rose, V. Decalf, K. Everaert, and W. Bower, “Toileting‐related falls at night in hospitalised patients : the role of nocturia,” AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 2020.
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  abstract     = {Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and characteristics of toileting-related falls in hospitalised older people.
Methods: Retrospective analysis of falls related to night-time toileting in patients 60 years or over in a tertiary hospital during a one-year period.
Results: Overall 34% of falls were related to toileting with at least 44% of these falls occurring during the night. Toilet-related falls peaked between 11 pm and 1 am, a period that coincides with maximum supine-induced diuresis. Almost half of night falls occurred at the bedside. In 80% of night toileting-related falls, patients were mobilising without the recommended level of assistance. Half of all patients had no strategies for toileting documented in their care plan.
Conclusion: Findings support screening for nocturia in older inpatients and implementation of strategies to reduce both the need for toileting at night and risk factors for falling.},
  author       = {Rose, Georgie and Decalf, Veerle and Everaert, Karel and Bower, Wendy},
  issn         = {1440-6381},
  journal      = {AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING},
  keywords     = {falls,health services for the aged,hospitals,nocturia,toileting,DEMENTIA,ADULTS},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Toileting‐related falls at night in hospitalised patients : the role of nocturia},
  year         = {2020},
}

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