publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

FEAR OF FALLING AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN COMMUNITY ELDERLY WITH CATARACTS

Lorena de Andrade Cascalho; Leonardo Petrus da Silva Paz; Juliana de Faria Fracon e Romão; Ruth Losada de Menezes;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Oftalmologia
Abstract
ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate prevalence of the fear of falling of elderly with cataracts living in the community and the associated factors with high concern with falling occurrences. Methods: A cross-sectional, analytical and observational study. It was composed by 86 elderly diagnosed with bilateral cataracts. To quantify the fear of falling among elderly, the scale Falls Efficacy Scale-International-Brasil (FES-I-BRASIL) was used. Other variables were obtained through application of a structured questionnaire. Results: Between participants, 41.9% reported low concern of falling, while 58.1% reported high concern. From those last ones, 52% fell at least ...
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free text keywords: Cataracts, Aging, Accidental falls, Fear, Catarata, Idosos, Quedas (acidentes) em idosos, Medo, Idoso, Acidentes por quedas, medicine.disease, medicine, Fear of falling, medicine.symptom, business.industry, business, Gerontology, Observational study, Stairs, Bilateral Cataracts, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Walk-in, Ophthalmology, RE1-994, Abstracts
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

FEAR OF FALLING AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS IN COMMUNITY ELDERLY WITH CATARACTS

Lorena de Andrade Cascalho; Leonardo Petrus da Silva Paz; Juliana de Faria Fracon e Romão; Ruth Losada de Menezes;