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dc.contributor.authorDang, Phuc
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-22T20:32:54Z
dc.date.available2013-08-22T20:32:54Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4926
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to understand referral linkages that exist among falls prevention agencies in a southern Ontario region using network analysis theory. This was a single case study which included fifteen individual interviews. The data was analyzed through the constant comparative approach. Ten themes emerged and are classified into internal and external factors. Themes associated with internal factors are: 1) health professionals initiating services; 2) communication strategies; 3) formal partnerships; 4) trust; 5) program awareness; and 6) referral policies. Themes associated with external factors are: 1) client characteristics; 2) primary and community care collaboration; 3) networking; and 4) funding. Recommendations to improve the referral pathway are: 1) electronic database; 2) electronic referral forms; 3) educating office staff; and 4) education days. This study outlined the benefit of using network analysis to understand referral pathways and the importance of implementing strategies that will improve falls prevention referral pathways.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectnetwork analysisen_US
dc.subjectfalls preventionen_US
dc.subjectreferral pathwaysen_US
dc.subjectpublic healthen_US
dc.titleUsing Network Analysis to Understand and Advance Falls Prevention Services and Programsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
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