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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154268
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prediction of falls among older people in residential care facilities
Abstract:
Prediction of falls among older people in residential care facilities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Safavi Bayat, Zahra, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Medical Shaeed Beheshti University
Title:Lecturer - Faculty
[Evidence-based Presentation] Falling is a serious and common problem among older people. Falls may lead to a pain, slight or sever injuries, may increase the duration hospital stay, cause patient discomfort and effect quality of life . The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of falls among elderly in residential care facilities. The aims of this study were to: determine the gait and balance status of older people living in institutions,áexamined and assessed environmental risk of factors in institutions. In the present descriptive study we investigated environmental risk factors associated with falls in 10 institution, and investigated one hundred adults 65 years age or older who were able to walk. We examined demographic variable, cognitive and functional status, pastáand current medical history and drugs. Balance and gait status were evaluated by Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment Tool ( POMA) . The results showed that the total score of gait and balance test on POMA were 19 -24 score in 31% cases (high risk) and 25 - 28 in 37% cases (low risk ) and 32% were not in risks of falling. The finding indicated a statistically significant correlation between age and the score of balance and gait tests and total score (gait and balance) (P = 0/002, y = 0/303) . Also the relationship between current physical and psychological disease, pervious physical disease and using aid devices, with the score of balance and gait test and total score (gait and balance test) were significant ( P =.0). Therefore, the results of this research showed that elderly people who living in institutions are in risk of falling and risk factors identification can useful for a targeted multiple intervention.
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.titlePrediction of falls among older people in residential care facilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154268-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Prediction of falls among older people in residential care facilities</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Safavi Bayat, Zahra, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Medical Shaeed Beheshti University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer - Faculty</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">zahrasb16@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Falling is a serious and common problem among older people. Falls may lead to a pain, slight or sever injuries, may increase the duration hospital stay, cause patient discomfort and effect quality of life . The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of falls among elderly in residential care facilities. The aims of this study were to: determine the gait and balance status of older people living in institutions,&aacute;examined and assessed environmental risk of factors in institutions. In the present descriptive study we investigated environmental risk factors associated with falls in 10 institution, and investigated one hundred adults 65 years age or older who were able to walk. We examined demographic variable, cognitive and functional status, past&aacute;and current medical history and drugs. Balance and gait status were evaluated by Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment Tool ( POMA) . The results showed that the total score of gait and balance test on POMA were 19 -24 score in 31% cases (high risk) and 25 - 28 in 37% cases (low risk ) and 32% were not in risks of falling. The finding indicated a statistically significant correlation between age and the score of balance and gait tests and total score (gait and balance) (P = 0/002, y = 0/303) . Also the relationship between current physical and psychological disease, pervious physical disease and using aid devices, with the score of balance and gait test and total score (gait and balance test) were significant ( P =.0). Therefore, the results of this research showed that elderly people who living in institutions are in risk of falling and risk factors identification can useful for a targeted multiple intervention.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:52:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:52:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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