Table 2

Chapters and Content of the Evidence-Based Patient Information Brochure on Risk of Accidental Falls.

Chapter (length)

Content

Presentation

Fulfilment of EBPI categories [2]

One (6 pages)

Introduction

Narrative

Meta-information (e.g.: information about the authors, sponsoring or financial support, global aim of the publication, sources of information used, publication date), development process

Two (6 pages)

Definition of falls, fall prevalence in different groups (age, gender)

Narrative, bar chart, tables, line graphs, summary

Presentation of numerical data, diagrams, graphics and charts, patient narratives, layout, language

Three (13 pages)

Identifying the individual risk of falling

Narrative, case story, individual risk of falling table with confidence intervals, nomogram, summary

Presentation of numerical data, verbal presentation of risk, diagrams, graphics and charts, patient narratives, layout, language

Four (17 pages)

Fall preventive interventions

Narrative, case story, drawings, pictograph, table displaying the number need to treat (NNT), summary

Content of information, quality of evidence, patient-oriented outcome measures, presentation of numerical data, verbal presentation of risk, diagrams, graphics and charts, loss and gain framing, pictures and drawings, patient narratives, layout, language

Five (1 page)

Final remarks, offering the opportunity to give feedback, referral to the following chapters

Narrative

Not addressed by EBPI categories

Six (3 pages)

Further literature and contact persons

Narrative

Meta-information

Seven (5 pages)

Glossary

Narrative

Language

Eight (3 pages)

References

Narrative

Meta-information


Lins et al. BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-26

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