Assessment of Elderly People Knowledge Regarding to Home Fall Prevention

Fatimah Hakami


Background: Elderly falls are a major public health problem; home environmental hazards appear to pose the greatest risk for falls accidents among elderly people. Falls are defined in numerous ways; one commonly used definition is that of the “an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level".

Result: The Statistically significance correlation was found between socio demographic profile of the studied subjects related to elderly people knowledge' related to falls preventive measures.

Conclusion & recommendations: it concluded that majority of elderly people more knowledgeable about home environmental hazards & slightly less than half of them exposed to previous history of falls. Community nurse should be developing fall risk assessment/ screening tool, to assess all people above 55 years & more for to identify those with high risk factors.

Keywords: Elderly people, home hazards, falls, knowledge, preventive measures.

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/67-03

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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