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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150910
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Vulnerability of Elders for Fallings at Home in Picos/Piaui, Brazil
Abstract:
Vulnerability of Elders for Fallings at Home in Picos/Piaui, Brazil
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Machado, Ana Larissa Gomes, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Universidade Federal do Piaui
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Eduardo Carvalho de Souza ACD, Nursing Academic
Wenersamio Araujo de Moura Luz ACD, Nursing Academic
Layane de Sousa Lopes ACD, Nursing Academic
Nydya dos Santos Moura ACD, Nursing Academic
Keila Cardoso de Sousa ACD, Nursing Academic
Marilia Braga Marque
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To investigate the risk factors that contributes to falls of elders at home.
Methods:  Cross-sectional study with quantitative approach in which were interviewed 102 elders registered in a Family's Health Center of Picos, city of Piaui, Brazil, between August and September 2010. Data were collected using a questionnaire in order to verify the causes of falls, recurrence, data records about their lifestyle, routine and health aspects.
Results: 49% (50 elders) have already suffered, at least, once a fall at home. Out of those, 74% were women and 38% were men ranging from 60 to 65 years-old. Regarding to the fall places, 23.5% occurred in the bathroom, 33.3% during the ambulation and 21.6 % due to muscle weakness of the legs. Smooth and slippery surfaces and absence of handrails in the family units visited were attributed to the 28.4% of falls, according to the elders. The main consequence after the fallings was the apprehension of falling again, being cited by 82% (41) of the elders.
Conclusion: All information acquired by the investigation allowed the nurses and other members of staff to evaluate the conditions in which the elders are living to propose changes at their homes taking into consideration the capital available to the family. The natural effects of muscle mass and strength loss can be attenuated whether health care programs were developed to improve their motor and psychosocial faculties. This achievement requires a multidimensional approach based on an interdisciplinary staff combined action.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleVulnerability of Elders for Fallings at Home in Picos/Piaui, Brazilen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150910-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Vulnerability of Elders for Fallings at Home in Picos/Piaui, Brazil</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Machado, Ana Larissa Gomes, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidade Federal do Piaui</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">analarissag@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Eduardo Carvalho de Souza ACD, Nursing Academic<br/>Wenersamio Araujo de Moura Luz ACD, Nursing Academic<br/>Layane de Sousa Lopes ACD, Nursing Academic<br/>Nydya dos Santos Moura ACD, Nursing Academic<br/>Keila Cardoso de Sousa ACD, Nursing Academic<br/>Marilia Braga Marque</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To investigate the risk factors that contributes to falls of elders at home. <br/>Methods:&nbsp; Cross-sectional study with quantitative approach in which were interviewed 102 elders registered in a Family's Health Center of Picos, city of Piaui, Brazil, between August and September 2010. Data were collected using a questionnaire in order to verify the causes of falls, recurrence, data records about their lifestyle, routine and health aspects. <br/>Results: 49% (50 elders) have already suffered, at least, once a fall at home. Out of those, 74% were women and 38% were men ranging from 60 to 65 years-old. Regarding to the fall places, 23.5% occurred in the bathroom, 33.3% during the ambulation and 21.6 % due to muscle weakness of the legs. Smooth and slippery surfaces and absence of handrails in the family units visited were attributed to the 28.4% of falls, according to the elders. The main consequence after the fallings was the apprehension of falling again, being cited by 82% (41) of the elders. <br/>Conclusion: All information acquired by the investigation allowed the nurses and other members of staff to evaluate the conditions in which the elders are living to propose changes at their homes taking into consideration the capital available to the family. The natural effects of muscle mass and strength loss can be attenuated whether health care programs were developed to improve their motor and psychosocial faculties. This achievement requires a multidimensional approach based on an interdisciplinary staff combined action.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:46:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:46:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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