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Effects of the Fall Prevention Education Program (FPEP) for Caregivers in Elderly Care Facilities on Fall-related Knowledge, Fall-related Burden, and Caring Behaviors for Fall Prevention

노인요양시설 요양보호사를 위한 낙상예방교육프로그램이 낙상관련 지식, 낙상관련 부담감 및 낙상예방 돌봄행위에 미치는 효과

  • Received : 2013.09.13
  • Accepted : 2013.11.12
  • Published : 2013.11.28

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of the Fall Prevention Education Program (FPEP) on those providing direct care in elderly care facilities regarding fall-related knowledge, fall-related burden, and caring behaviors for fall prevention. The FPEP developed in the study was implemented for 80 minutes per session and four sessions in total. Participants included a total of 47 subjects, 24 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group. The program was implemented from July 16 through August 31, 2012. Data were analyzed using ${\chi}^2$-tests, Fisher's exact probability tests, independent t-tests, and analyses of covariance using the SPSS/Win 19.0 program. According to the pre-and post-test, the experimental group participated in the program showed an increase in fall -related knowledge (t=6.71, p<.001), a decrease in fall-related burden (t=-2.31, p=.026), and an increase in caring behaviors for fall prevention (F=49.50, p<.001) as compared to the control group. The results of the study demonstrated that the FPEP developed for those providing direct care in elderly care facilities was an effective intervention for decreasing fall-related burden and increasing fall-related knowledge and caring behaviors for fall prevention.

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