publication . Article . 2017

Falls in institutionalized older adults: risks, consequences and antecedents

Antonio Herculano de Araújo Neto; Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício; Milenna Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira; Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues; Thayná Dias dos Santos; Thays Domingos de Brito Rodrigues; Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Enfermagem
Abstract
ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the occurrence of falls in institutionalized elderly addressing the risks, consequences and antecedents. Method: Cross-sectional study carried out with 45 older adults in Long-Term Care Facilities for the Older adult in João Pessoa, Brazil, in June and July 2016. A socio-demographic questionnaire and the Berg Balance Scale were applied, classifying as risk of fall scores lower than 45. Descriptive statistics and tests were conducted: independent t-test, Anova (Tukey), Chi-square, Mann Whitney. Statistically significance was p <0.05. Data were processed in SPSS version 19.0. Results: A total of 66.7% (30) falls occurred, 20% (9) of ...
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free text keywords: Accidental Falls, Homes for the Aged, Risk, Aged, Nursing, Accidentes por Caídas, Institución de Cuidado a Largo Plazo para Personas Mayores, Riesgo, Persona Mayor, Enfermería, Acidentes por Quedas, Instituição de Longa Permanência para Idosos, Risco, Idoso, Enfermagem, Occupational safety and health, Injury prevention, Accident prevention, Human factors and ergonomics, Suicide prevention, Medicine, business.industry, business, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, RT1-120
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publication . Article . 2017

Falls in institutionalized older adults: risks, consequences and antecedents

Antonio Herculano de Araújo Neto; Anna Cláudia Freire de Araújo Patrício; Milenna Azevedo Minhaqui Ferreira; Brenda Feitosa Lopes Rodrigues; Thayná Dias dos Santos; Thays Domingos de Brito Rodrigues; Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva;