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Framgångsfaktorer i ett fallförebyggande arbete inom hemtjänsten
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In 2005 over 48 000 senior citizens fell so badly that the needed medical care and almost 1200 of them died. This makes falls in the elderly one of our biggest public health problems. Research in this area is extensive and although we know what causes a fall and how we in theory should work to prevent their occurrence, this is a problem that is increasing. There seems to be a gap between research and practice, and research into why this gap occurs is very narrow. The purpose of this study was to identify success factors with fall prevention from a staff- perspective. A project about falls in elderly was used as a base for this study. The study was qualitative in nature and had a descriptive design. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and a total of five respondents participated in the study. Data were analyzed based on a qualitative content analysis. The results showed that the influence and participation were two factors that were important to respondents. Furthermore, the results also showed that factors such as education, production of material and group dynamics was important for the work. The analysis also identified two threats against the preventive work which were fear of new things and a lack of follow-up.

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Fallolyckor, framgångsfaktorer, äldre
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-8507Archive number: HPPC-H10-13OAI: diva2:400265
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-03-09 Created: 2011-02-25 Last updated: 2014-05-09Bibliographically approved

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