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Percepção sobre queda e exposição de idosos a fatores de risco domiciliares

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Title
Percepção sobre queda e exposição de idosos a fatores de risco domiciliares
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, April 2018
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232018234.09252016
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José Antonio Chehuen Neto, Nícolas Augusto Coelho Braga, Igor Vilela Brum, Gislaine Fernandes Gomes, Paula Liziero Tavares, Rafael Teixeira Costa Silva, Mariana Rodarte Freire, Renato Erothildes Ferreira

Abstract

to describe the awareness about falls among elderly people living in their households in communities, to measure the other risks that they are exposed to in their homes and to evaluate the influence that knowledge on falling brings in the adoption of preventative measures. The FRAQ-Brazil questionnaire was used on 473 elderly people as well as a questionnaire on elderly people being exposed to 20 household risk factors. Associations between the variables were analyzed using the chi-squared test with a confidence interval of 95%. The age range was between 60 and 95 years with the average being 70.6 years. The majority of those interviewed were female (58.4%) who were earning 2 minimum wages (46.3%). The average amount of correct answers given with the use of the FRAQ-Brazil questionnaire was 19.5 out of 32 points and the elderly participants were, on average, exposed to 7.8 household risk factors. 180 of them stated that they had already received information on falls. The majority of the elderly population displayed little knowledge on falls and were exposed to a variety of daily risk factors. Individuals who were more advanced in years and who had more knowledge on falls, were exposed to less household risk factors. This may well have been due to the adoption of preventative measures through changing domestic environment.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 20%
Student > Master 6 12%
Professor 3 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Librarian 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 23 46%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 24 48%