The Prevalence and Factors of Falls among the Community-Dwelling Elderly

@inproceedings{Jang2013ThePA,
  title={The Prevalence and Factors of Falls among the Community-Dwelling Elderly},
  author={Insun Jang and Eunok Park},
  year={2013}
}
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence, characteristics, and factors related to falls occurring among the community-dwelling elderly. Methods: The subjects were 299 community-dwelling-elderly in Jeju Province. Data were collected via in-person interviews by five visiting nurses in October, 2012. Fall risk assessment tools developed by the CDC, K-ADL, HDS-K, and GDS were used for data collection. Results: A significant number of subjects (34.1%) had experienced a… CONTINUE READING