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Activities of Daily Living, Health Related Quality of Life According to the Experience of Falls among the Aged in Community
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2011, pp.227-237
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2011.18.2.227
 Title & Authors
Activities of Daily Living, Health Related Quality of Life According to the Experience of Falls among the Aged in Community
Kim, Seon-Kyung; Kim, Jong-Im;
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Purpose: This study was to identify the experience of falls and activities of daily living, health-related quality of life among the aged in community. Method: Subjects of this study were used by the raw data is based on the Community Health Survey in 2008. The subjects consisted of 73 persons who have experienced falls and of randomized 73 persons who inexperienced falls among 3755 the aged over the age of 65, living in Chungnam Province. The data were collected by using a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 14.0 for windows. Result: Most of accidents and poisonings were caused by slide/falls, and took place at home. Especially women experienced falls at home. Lower extremities were the most injured area. There was a statistical difference in activities of daily living, health-related quality of life in two groups: inexperienced group and experienced group. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the falls were related to activities of daily living and health-related quality of life. So it is necessary to give information about falls in the aged and further study.
Aged;Accidental Falls;Activities of Daily Living;Quality of Life;
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