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Table 3 Average scores for attitudes regarding falls (N = 162)

From: Nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and fall prevention practices at south Korean hospitals: a cross-sectional survey

Rank Item Items pertaining to attitudes regarding falls M SD
1 10 I think I should respond promptly when patients ask for help to move. 4.36 0.58
2 7 I think that patients’ fall risk should be assessed upon admission. 4.21 0.59
3 11 I do not think that fall-related physical injury is severe.a 4.20 0.73
4 6 I think I should actively nurse patients to prevent falls. 4.14 0.62
5 1 I am interested in the occurrence of inpatient falls. 4.07 0.71
6 4 I think that fall prevention is a high priority in nursing. 4.04 0.59
7 5 I am interested in nursing interventions to prevent falls. 3.99 0.66
8 13 I would feel guilty if a patient fell. 3.80 0.80
9 3 I think that falls in hospitals are an important responsibility for nurses. 3.78 0.67
10 2 I think that inpatient falls are inevitable.a 3.55 0.90
11 12 I think that the hospital environment is safe with respect to falls.a 3.41 0.85
12 8 I think that fall-prevention education provided upon admission is sufficient.a 2.71 0.89
13 9 I think that falls occur because of the patient’s condition.a 2.65 0.86
   Total 3.81 0.34
  1. aReverse scored; M = mean; SD = standard deviation