Efficacy of the falling less in Kansas toolkit
Holwey, Nicholas J.
Snell, Cameron D.
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Holwey, Nicholas J. and Cameron D. Snell. 2013. Efficacy of the Falling Less in Kansas Toolkit. -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.49-50
An effort to provide fall prevention education to rural older adults has led to the development of a fall prevention toolkit, Falling Less in Kansas. Usability testing was done to determine the ease of use of the toolkit within the target population. Older adults were recruited from rural Kansas communities to perform the toolkit tasks. Task completion was evaluated for time, accuracy, and completion. Although most tasks were completed without difficulty, a few required the assistance of the investigators. The Falling Less in Kansas toolkit is an effective and user-friendly method to educate rural older adults on fall prevention.
Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.
Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant, College of Health Professions