Falls prevention among older people and care providers: Protocol for an integrative review

C de la Cuesta-Benjumea, M A Henriques, E Abad-Corpa, Brenda Roe, M I Orts-Cortes, B Lidon-Cerezuela, A Avendano-Cespedes, J L Oliver-Carbonell

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    Aim. To review the evidence about the role of care providers in fall prevention in older adult’s aged≥65 years, this includes their views, strategies and approaches on falls prevention and effectiveness of nursing interventions. Background. Some falls prevention programmes are successfully implemented and led by nurses and it is acknowledged the vital role they play in developing plans for fall prevention. Nevertheless, there has not been a systematic review of the literature that describes this role and care providers’ views on fall’s prevention initiatives. Design. A convergent synthesis of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies. The eligibility criteria will be based on participants, interventions/exposure, comparisons and outcomes for quantitative studies and on population, the phenomena of interest and the context, for qualitative studies. To extract data and assess studies qualities members of the research team will work in pairs according to their expertise. The review will follow the guidelines for integrative reviews and the proposed methods will adhere to the PRISMA statement checklist complemented by the ENTREQ framework. As qualitative synthesis are emergent, all procedures and changes in procedure will be documented. Discussion. The review has a constructivist drive as studies that combine methods ought to be paradigmatic driven. Review questions are broad to allow issues emerge and have purposefully left the design flexible to allow for adjustments as the review progresses. The review seeks to highlight the roles that care providers play in fall prevention and their views on fall’s prevention initiatives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-35
    JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
    Early online date21 Dec 2016
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Dec 2016


    • ageing
    • community and public health
    • Europe
    • falls
    • care giving
    • library methods
    • olderpeople
    • nursing
    • review.


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