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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160688
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Changes in fear of falling among community dwelling older adults
Abstract:
Changes in fear of falling among community dwelling older adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Lach, Helen, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Washington University
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Contact Address:4488 Forest Park Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108, USA
Contact Telephone:3142862702
Fear of falling is common among older adults, even those who have not experienced a fall, yet little is known about changes in fear of falling over time. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of fear of falling, identify risk factors for developing fear of falling, and test if fear of falling is a moderating factor in a conceptual model of disability. The study was a secondary analysis of three annual waves of data from a longitudinal study of falls (n=600). The sample was stratefied to include two-thirds female (n=402) and equal numbers in four age groups 65 and older (mean age 75+6). Five hundred sixty-four (94%) subjects were white and 258 (43%) were married. Fear of falling increased each year from 26% to 44%; the incidence in waves 2 and 3 was 22%. Logistic regression revealed that health status, feeling unsteady and having two or more falls were independently associated with developing fear of falling after adjusting for age and gender. Path analysis revealed that fear of falling increases disability by moderating the path from functional limitation to disability in the Disablement Process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChanges in fear of falling among community dwelling older adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160688-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Changes in fear of falling among community dwelling older adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lach, Helen, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Washington University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4488 Forest Park Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">3142862702</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hlach@im.wustl.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Fear of falling is common among older adults, even those who have not experienced a fall, yet little is known about changes in fear of falling over time. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of fear of falling, identify risk factors for developing fear of falling, and test if fear of falling is a moderating factor in a conceptual model of disability. The study was a secondary analysis of three annual waves of data from a longitudinal study of falls (n=600). The sample was stratefied to include two-thirds female (n=402) and equal numbers in four age groups 65 and older (mean age 75+6). Five hundred sixty-four (94%) subjects were white and 258 (43%) were married. Fear of falling increased each year from 26% to 44%; the incidence in waves 2 and 3 was 22%. Logistic regression revealed that health status, feeling unsteady and having two or more falls were independently associated with developing fear of falling after adjusting for age and gender. Path analysis revealed that fear of falling increases disability by moderating the path from functional limitation to disability in the Disablement Process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:09:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:09:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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