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A DVD Program on Fall Prevention Skills Training for Cancer Family Caregivers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22057986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This feasibility study tested an instructional DVD program for improving cancer family caregivers' knowledge and preparedness in fall prevention and reducing fall occurrence among the patients they care for at home. DVD program features included training caregivers on safe mobility skills. Family caregivers of cancer patients were surveyed before and after viewing the DVD program on "Moving Safely" in the home. Cancer patients were followed 4 months postintervention to determine if fall occurrence was reduced. There was a decrease in the number of patients who fell postintervention compared with those who fell preintervention. Caregivers' perceptions of knowledge about fall prevention improved significantly after viewing the DVD. An instructional DVD program is an effective educational tool for preparing family caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the incidence of falls in the home setting. Educators must develop programs for preparing family caregivers to perform nursing skills within the home.
Authors:
Patricia Potter; Sarah Olsen; Marilee Kuhrik; Nancy Kuhrik; Lance R Huntley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-0154     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610343     Medline TA:  J Cancer Educ     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA, pap1212@bjc.org.
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