The ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention is an evidence-based patient education program shown to reduce falls in Australian rehabilitation settings. However, translating interventions to different contexts can lead to different outcomes. In this study we will work alongside CDHB staff to evaluate the effectiveness of a 4-month pilot ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention aimed at reducing the number of falls within four older person rehabilitation wards. The different ways that the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention has been modified to make it suitable for the specific location and population will also be explored, and this will contribute to the ongoing development of the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention internationally.
We are using realist evaluation methods to explore to what extent, and how, the ‘Safe Recovery’ intervention works. We will analyse de-identified process and outcome audit data collected by CDHB staff, along with staff and patient surveys. We are also conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups to explore the views of patients, staff and volunteers on their experience of the intervention.
Status of Research
Data collection: Underway.
The 4-month pilot finished at the end of November 2018.
We are in the final stages of analysis and hope to disseminate results in April 2019.
BAIL Presents, 28 March 2019
Conference presentation: The 8th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (ANZFP), Hobart, Tasmania, 18th – 20th November 2018