Part of this study was presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes 2011.
Accident Occurrence and Functional Health Patterns: A Pilot Study of Relationships in a Graduate Population
Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
© 2012, The Authors. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge © 2012, NANDA International
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 96–105, June 2012
How to Cite
Sheerin, F. K., Curtis, E. and de Vries, J. (2012), Accident Occurrence and Functional Health Patterns: A Pilot Study of Relationships in a Graduate Population. Int Jnl Nurs Knowledge, 23: 96–105. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-3095.2012.01207.x
- Issue published online: 4 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
- Accident proneness;
- functional health patterns
PURPOSE: This pilot study sought to examine the relationship between functional health patterns and accident proneness.
METHODS: A quantitative-descriptive design was employed assessing accident proneness by collecting data on the occurrence of accidents among a sample of university graduates, and examining this in relation to biographical data and information collated using the Functional Health Pattern Assessment Screening Tool (FHPAST). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
FINDINGS: One FHPAST factor predicted more frequent sports accidents. Age was also shown to be a significant predictor but in a counterintuitive way, with greater age predicting less accident proneness.
CONCLUSION: The FHPAST may have a role to play in accident prediction.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Functional health pattern assessment may be useful for predicting accidents.