Helen W Lach

Summary

Affiliation: Saint Louis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Aging muscles and joints: mobilization
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Mall, St Louis, MO 63104, USA Electronic address
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 26:105-13. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Impact of fear of falling in long term care: an integrative review
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:573-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Best practice in fall prevention: roles of informal caregivers, health care providers and the community
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Int J Older People Nurs 6:299-306. 2011
  4. doi request reprint The Nursing Home Falls Self-Efficacy Scale: development and testing
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin Nurs Res 21:79-91. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Can older adults with dementia accurately report depression using brief forms? Reliability and validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1099, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 36:30-7. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The costs and outcomes of falls: what's a nursing administrator to do?
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 34:147-55. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Caregiver perspectives on safety in home dementia care
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO, USA
    West J Nurs Res 29:993-1014. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for developing fear of falling in older adults
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Public Health Nurs 22:45-52. 2005
  9. doi request reprint The Collateral Source version of the Geriatric Depression Scale: evaluation of psychometric properties and discrepancy between collateral sources and patients with dementia in reporting depression
    Yu Ping Chang
    School of Nursing, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:961-8. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Disaster planning: are gerontological nurses prepared?
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:21-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Aging muscles and joints: mobilization
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, 3525 Caroline Mall, St Louis, MO 63104, USA Electronic address
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 26:105-13. 2014
    ..Nurses can lead in improving the mobilization of older critical care patients, thus reducing clinical risk in this vulnerable population. ..
  2. doi request reprint Impact of fear of falling in long term care: an integrative review
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 14:573-7. 2013
    ..Additional research is needed to identify long term care residents most in need of intervention, and the best ways to reduce fear of falling and its consequences. ..
  3. doi request reprint Best practice in fall prevention: roles of informal caregivers, health care providers and the community
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Int J Older People Nurs 6:299-306. 2011
    ..Together these stakeholders can assist older adults in self-management of fall prevention, based on the preferences of the individual, local resources, and available programmes and healthcare services...
  4. doi request reprint The Nursing Home Falls Self-Efficacy Scale: development and testing
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Clin Nurs Res 21:79-91. 2012
    ..Scores were not associated with prospective falls or adherence with hip protector use. The findings of this study provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of the scale for future research...
  5. doi request reprint Can older adults with dementia accurately report depression using brief forms? Reliability and validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1099, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 36:30-7. 2010
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  6. doi request reprint The costs and outcomes of falls: what's a nursing administrator to do?
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri 63104, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 34:147-55. 2010
    ..Nursing administrators need a clear understanding of the dynamics of falling and the current evidence for their particular setting to ensure that their nurses have the tools to implement appropriate programs and interventions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Caregiver perspectives on safety in home dementia care
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO, USA
    West J Nurs Res 29:993-1014. 2007
    ..Caregivers described different stages of adopting actions to prevent accidents and injuries consistent with the TTM. The TTM warrants further study for understanding how to help caregivers make changes to promote safe care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Incidence and risk factors for developing fear of falling in older adults
    Helen W Lach
    Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Public Health Nurs 22:45-52. 2005
    ..Public health nurses should consider fear of falling in practice, in developing screening and health programs for older adults, and as an important avenue for further research...
  9. doi request reprint The Collateral Source version of the Geriatric Depression Scale: evaluation of psychometric properties and discrepancy between collateral sources and patients with dementia in reporting depression
    Yu Ping Chang
    School of Nursing, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:961-8. 2011
    ..Scores on the 30-, 15-, and 5-item CS-GDS were compared to clinician diagnoses of depression using DSM-IV-TR criteria and patient GDS scores...
  10. ncbi request reprint Disaster planning: are gerontological nurses prepared?
    Helen W Lach
    School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 31:21-7. 2005
    ..Recent events may prompt gerontological nurses to ask themselves, their facilities, and communities--Are we prepared?..
  11. ncbi request reprint Application of the transtheoretical model to health education for older adults
    Helen W Lach
    Gerontological Nursing, Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:88-93. 2004
    ..Older adults were receptive and interested in the model. The TTM enhanced the program by providing a framework for design and a method for reaching a wider audience of older adults with important health information...
  12. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy and fear of falling: in search of complete theory
    Helen W Lach
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:381-2; author reply 381-2. 2006