Meeting Archive:
Falls in older adults with cancer: Assessment, reporting, and impact on treatment


Meeting Description:

Older adults with cancer are uniquely susceptible to falls. Specific risk factors in this subpopulation of fallers place them at a higher risk of falls and injury resulting from falls. This presentation will present findings from a mixed-methods study that examined the circumstances of falls in older adults with cancer, how falls are assessed and reported in outpatient oncology clinics, as well as the impact of falls on cancer treatment in this population. 

 
 
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Details
Date: Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Fall Prevention Community of Practice
 Presenter Information
Schroder Sattar
 

Schroder Sattar is a registered nurse and a doctoral candidate at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada.  Schroder’s research focuses on falls in the geriatric oncology setting.  For her doctoral dissertation, Schroder has recently completed a study that examined the circumstances and impact of falls and how falls are assessed and managed during clinic appointments. 

Schroder has previously published a systematic review on falls in older patients with cancer.  She is currently collaborating with experts in North America and Europe to develop clinical recommendations for nurses concerning fall assessment and interventions.