Fall risk and its associated factors among older adults without home-help services in a Swedish municipality
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 33, no 4, 181-189 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-16201DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2016.1227211ISI: 000386584600002PubMedID: 27749090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-16201DiVA: diva2:1039039