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Fall risk and its associated factors among older adults without home-help services in a Swedish municipality
Lund University.
Kristianstad University, Research Environment PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap I. Kristianstad University, Research Platform for Collaboration for Health. (PRO-CARE)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2174-372X
Kristianstad University, Research Environment PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Sjuksköterskeutbildningarna. Kristianstad University, Research Platform for Collaboration for Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4820-6203
2016 (English)In: Journal of Community Health Nursing, ISSN 0737-0016, E-ISSN 1532-7655, Vol. 33, no 4, 181-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During preventive home visits, the purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of fall risk and any associated factors. Participants (n = 1471) were cognitively sound community-dwelling older adults (≥ 70 years) without home-help service, living in a Swedish municipality. The Downton Fall Risk Index and nine single items were used. Tiredness/fatigue, age ≥ 80, inability to walk 1 hr, inability to climb stairs and worrying were significantly associated with fall risk. Preventive home visits incorporating fall-risk screening proved valuable, providing information for interventions aimed at preventing falls, maintaining independence, and facilitating health among community dwelling participants.

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2016. Vol. 33, no 4, 181-189 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16201DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2016.1227211ISI: 000386584600002PubMedID: 27749090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16201DiVA: diva2:1039039
Available from: 2016-10-20 Created: 2016-10-20 Last updated: 2017-01-11Bibliographically approved

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