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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

versão On-line ISSN 1518-8345

Resumo

LORCA, Luz Alejandra et al. Incidence and risk of falls in patients treated for hematologic malignancies in the Intensive Hematology Unit. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2019, vol.27, e3145.  Epub 29-Abr-2019. ISSN 1518-8345.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1518-8345.2953-3145.

Objective:

to determine the incidence and rate of risk of falls in adult patients treated for hematologic malignancies in the Intensive Hematology Unit of a reference hospital.

Method:

this is a retrospective observational study. A total of 101 patients were evaluated. The occurrence of falls was obtained from records of the unit and the predictive variables of the Hendrich II model were collected, namely: sex, presence of dizziness or vertigo, mental confusion, elimination problems, depression, use of benzodiazepines, use of anticonvulsants, and the Get up and Go test.

Results:

two fall events were reported in 101 patients (incidence of 1.98% over a 1.5-year period). Based on the cut-off point 5 of the Hendrich II Model, 30 patients (29.7%) were at risk of fall at the moment of hospital admission, 41 (40.6%) in the middle of the hospitalization period, and 38 (37.6%) at the moment of hospital discharge.

Conclusions:

patients treated for hematological malignancies presented low incidence and high risk of falls during hospitalization.

Palavras-chave : Falls; Hematological Neoplasms; Hospitalization; Risk; Care; Cancer.

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