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The Impact of Data Collection Methods on Fall Prevention

McCormick Dementia Research

December 2018

The Impact of Data Collection Methods on Fall Prevention


McCormick Dementia Research is working with Fanshawe College on a research study of whether or not the data-collection process for a resident’s health status and care plan impacts the frequency of falls.


McCormick Dementia Research is committed to conducting, supporting, sharing and engaging in research activity that enhances quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  The results from this study may help us understand if there is a relationship between the quality of health and care information documentation and the ability to reduce the frequency of resident falls.


The program involves observing the data-collection methods in place for our residents and comparing them to the fall statistics we record on an ongoing basis.  The aim is to better understand if there is a co-relation between the two.


The study is being conducted by students in the Health Systems Management program at Fanshawe College under the supervision of Dr. Radica Bissoondial, Professor at Fanshawe’s School of Information Technology. Participation is voluntary.  Proper consents have been received, and confidentiality of the participants is being strictly maintained.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Crawford, CEO, McCormick Care Group, at 519-432-2648 ext. 2319, or by e-mail at