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Fall Risk Analysis of Elderly Living in the City
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 5,  2016, pp.485-491
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.5.485
 Title & Authors
Fall Risk Analysis of Elderly Living in the City
Kim, Sang-hee; Kim, Seok-kyu; Kang, Chae-young; Kim, Su-jeong; Lee, Hyun-ju;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to compare of the fall risk factors for elderly in the city. 62 people aged 65 years or older were classified as fallers and nonfallers based on experience of their falls in the previous year. By comparing the difference between the groups via evaluations of general characteristics, health related behavior and chronic disease, balance-related psychological (K-ABC) and physical measurement (BBS), depression (SGDS), and the correlations between the significant differences in variables were identified. According to the results, K-ABC, BBS, and SGDS are statistically significant differences between fallers and nonfallers (P<0.05). Also it has positive correlations between BBS and K-ABC (r
 Keywords
Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale;Berg Balance Scale;Elderly living in the city;Fall risk factors;Short-form Geriatric Depression Scale;
 Language
Korean
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