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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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.

January 31, Visit for more related articles at Biomedical Research. Receiver operating characteristic ROC curves were created to determine the sensitivity and specificity. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. 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. Validity was determined using construct validity and convergent validity.

After the first evaluation, all participants were evaluated every week using the same instrument. Prevention of falls and consequent injuries in elderly people. However, no tool is currently available in Chinese to evaluate the risk of falls of elderly inpatients in China. S1 Questionnaire Questionnaire in Chinese version. The total score isthe higher score, the higher risk of falling. Table 1 Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study subjects. 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.

The items and grading standards are following: Funding Statement The authors have no support or funding to report. Published online Nov 6.


There are dozens of fall related assessment tools, but lack of reliability and validity of studies, so they cannot be generalized. Results Characteristics of the subjects A total of subjects were enrolled in this study male and female. The fall risk factors of MFS assessment include history of falling, several diseases, gait, and frequency of micturition, urgency of urination, cognitive impairment or over confidence when receiving intravenous infusion, so this gisk is used to evaluate the elderly in-patients properly.

Therefore, early assessment and identification of risk factors is an effective premise to prevention. Generally, scales with more items will have higher Crobach’s alpha coefficient. Therefore, clinically nurses should adopt them based on the features and requirements of the elderly patients. Hendrich II fall risk model: There is no complete system or tool to assess, prevent and intervene falls in China [ 11 ].

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How to try this: The present study was approved by the ethical committee of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital. The participants were recruited from seven departments in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital neurology, endocrinology, nephrology, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine, Chinese medicine and geriatric wards.

Received May 5; Accepted Oct Hospital medical workers have no time to lose in using long and complicated scales [ 12 ]. The area under the curve AUC was 0. The aim of the present study was to translate, validate and examine the reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Hendrich II Fall risk Model HFRM in predicting patient falls.

In order to assuring their consistency of the understanding and implementing about the items of scales and the test methods, and avoiding errors between various testers occurred in test, these two testers received unified training, 30 min before testing patients, which was to introduce the application aim and meaning of the rating scales, test methods and requirement of filling, and to discuss and analyze the divergence of rating scales application, finally, reach an agreement.


Intraclass correlation coefficient ICC was used to assess the test-retest and inter-rater reliability.

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These results provided supporting evidence for the choice of the HFRM to screen older patients at risk of falling in acute care settings [ 16 ], and supported the results of the present study.

A fall refers to a falling down on the ground or on a lower level without intention, but does not include those caused by violence, loss of consciousness, hemiplegia, or seizure. The data was processed using statistical analysis software SPSS A total of subjects were enrolled in this study male and female.

A number of studies at home and abroad [ 34 ] henxrich that, assessing the risk factors related to falls as well as formulating and implementing the preventive measures can play a positive role in preventing falls in the elderly. Indeed, a study had compared the reliability and validity of these three scales in an Australia hospital using cases, and every case was assessed using these three scales; hendridh, the HFRM had the best balance of sensitivity and specificity, but STRATIFY required the less time to complete [ 13 ].

The present study is not without limitations. Scand J Caring Sci. Evaluation of three fall-risk assessment tools in an acute care setting. However, comparisons with other tools should be performed.

And the correlativity of the risk of falling in the patients which were evaluated by the three rating scales were tested by the Spearman rank correlation hensrich.


Future, studies might be performed using different scales in different Chinese elderly populations. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Questionnaire in Chinese version. In this study, both testers were registered rehabilitation therapists in rehabilitation medical department of our hospital.