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Authors

  1. Ruroede, Kathleen PhD, RN
  2. Pilkington, Donna MS, RN
  3. Guernon, Ann MS, CCC-SLP, CCRC

Abstract

Evaluation of fall risk in acute inpatient rehabilitation poses unique challenges. The purpose of this study was to validate an assessment tool for inpatient rehabilitation fall risk identification. This retrospective, descriptive study used a cohort of inpatient rehabilitation patients to evaluate the Marianjoy Fall Risk Assessment Tool reliability and validity. Following implementation of this Tool, fall rates steadily decreased to 49% over 6 years.