A grounded theory of taking control after fall-induced hip fracture

Laura McMillan, Jo Booth, Kay Currie, Tracey Howe

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We applied the grounded theory method to explore the post discharge concerns of older people after fall-induced hip fracture repair. It was anticipated that this understanding would increase awareness of issues that may impact on recovery and rehabilitation. Method: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 19 older people after discharge home. Initially, purposive sampling guided data collection and thereafter theoretical sampling was employed. Interviews were analysed using the constant comparative method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2234-41
Number of pages8
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • falls/falling
  • hip fracture
  • grounded theory
  • older people


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