Nurses' view of implementation evidence-based fall prevention interventions: A qualitative study

J Nurs Manag. 2022 Jan;30(1):234-242. doi: 10.1111/jonm.13480. Epub 2021 Oct 19.


Aim: The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to evaluate nurses' views of implementation evidence-based fall prevention interventions.

Methods: The study was conducted with participation of nurses who worked in a training and research hospital after evidence-based fall prevention interventions had been implemented. Interviews were done with 17 nurses who participated in all training courses.

Results: The evaluation of the interventions was examined, and three themes were extracted through analysis: 'effectiveness of training programme', 'barriers' and 'suggestions'.

Conclusion: Nurses emphasized that evidence-based fall prevention interventions are usable in hospital, but team collaboration and administrative support are required for better outcomes.

Implications for nursing management: The study result shows that fall prevention interventions should be introduced to all health care professionals, through the use of various training methods. Training should be given to patients and their caregivers, and barriers that nurses stated like understaffing, lack of materials and tools that ensure patient safety and internet (research/scientific information) access restriction should be reduced.

Keywords: evidence-based practice; fall prevention; nursing; qualitative research.

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls* / prevention & control
  • Caregivers
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Nurses*
  • Qualitative Research