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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Interprofessional collaboration in fall prevention : insights from a qualitative study
Authors: Baumann, Isabel
Wieber, Frank
Volken, Thomas
Rüesch, Peter
Glässel, Andrea
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191710477
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume(Issue): 19
Issue: 17
Page(s): 10477
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 1660-4601
Language: English
Subjects: Fall prevention; Interprofessional collaboration; Qualitative research; Focus group; Community health service; Older adults; Evaluation; Physical therapy; Occupational therapy; General practitioner; Sturzprävention
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Background and objective: to explore the experiences of Swiss health care providers involved in a community fall prevention pilot project on barriers and facilitations in interprofessional cooperation between 2016 and 2017 in three regions of Switzerland. Methods: semi-structured interviews with health care providers assessed their perspective on the evaluation of jointly developed tools for reporting fall risk, continuous training of the health care providers, sensitizing media campaigns, and others. Results: One of the project’s strengths is the interprofessional continuous trainings. These trainings allowed the health care providers to extend their network of health care providers, which contributed to an improvement of fall prevention. Challenges of the project were that the standardization of the interprofessional collaboration required additional efforts. These efforts are time consuming and, for some categories of health care providers, not remunerated by the Swiss health care system. Conclusions: On a micro and meso level, the results of the present study indicate that the involved health care providers strongly support interprofessional collaboration in fall prevention. However, time and financial constraints challenge the implementation. On a macro level, potential ways to strengthen interprofessional collaboration are a core element in fall prevention.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Health (IPH)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Evaluation Via-Pilotprojekt Sturzprävention
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