Year 2018, Volume 16 , Issue 3, Pages 214 - 222 2018-12-24

Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt
Mısır Sharkia Valiliğinin kırsal kesiminde yaşlılar arasında düşmeler

Amel Elwan MOHAMMED [1] , Eman Elshahat ORABİ [2] , Howida HENNERY [3]


Objective: Falls are one of the greatest public health problems affecting the elderly and can lead to serious consequences. To estimate the prevalence of falls among elderly individuals and to identify the associated risk factors. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted on 408 elderly persons aged 60 years and older in rural areas of the Sharkia governorate, Egypt. All participating persons were subjected to a structured interview questionnaire, Anthropometric measurements and Tinetti scale for balance and gait. Results: The prevalence of falls is high among the elderly (62%). Half of the falls occurred indoors, mostly in bathroom (38.2%), on stairs (22.8%) and in the bedroom (21.1%). Traffic falls occurred in (36.2%) of fallers. Slipping and dizziness were the most common causes of falls. The results showed a significant relationship between different types of chronic diseases, as well as medication use, and a high risky tinetti score (OR=12.3) Conclusion: Although falls are a frequent problem among elderly, there are preventable risk factors. Community and family physicians have an important role in the prevention and management of falls through the applications of geriatric care programs, identification of risk factors and screening for falls.


Amaç: Düşmeler yaşlıları etkileyen en önemli halk sağlığı sorunlarından biridir ve yaşlılarda ciddi sonuçlara yol açabilir. Bu çalışma ile yaşlı bireyler arasında düşme prevelansını ve ilişkili risk faktörlerinin araştırılması amaçlandı. Yöntem: Kesitsel tipte planlanan çalışma Mısır’ın Sharki ilinin kırsal bölgesinde 60 yaşında 408 yaşlı üzerinde yapıldı. Çalışmaya katılanlara yapılandırılmış veri formu, antropometrik ölçümler, denge ve yürüyüş için Tinette ölçeği uygulandı. Bulgular: Yaşlılar arasında düşme prevelansı yüksektir (%62). Düşmelerin yarısı kapalı alanda oldu, bunların da çoğunluğu banyo (%38.2), merdivenlerde (%22.8) ve bodrumda (%21.1) idi. Düşme ve kayma düşmelerin çoğunun nedeni idi. Bulgular ilaç kullanımının yanısıra farklı kronik hastalıklarla yüksek riskli Tinetti skoru (OR=12.3) arasında önemli bir ilişki olduğunu göstermektedir. Sonuç: Düşmeler yaşlılar arasında sık görülen bir problem olmasına karşın, burada önlenebilir risk faktörleri bulunmaktadır. Toplum ve aile hekimleri geriatric bakım programlarını uygulama, risk faktörlerinin tanımlanması ve düşmelerin taranması yoluyla düşmeleri önleme ve yönetmede önemli bir role sahiptir.


Yaşlı, prevelans, düşmeler, risk faktörleri, Tinetti öçeği

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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Amel Elwan MOHAMMED (Primary Author)

Author: Eman Elshahat ORABİ

Author: Howida HENNERY

Dates

Application Date : December 12, 2017
Acceptance Date : September 29, 2018
Publication Date : December 24, 2018

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APA Mohammed, A , Orabi, E , Hennery, H . (2018). Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt . Turkish Journal of Public Health , 16 (3) , 214-222 . DOI: 10.20518/tjph.500228
MLA Mohammed, A , Orabi, E , Hennery, H . "Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt" . Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 (2018 ): 214-222 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjph/issue/41354/500228>
Chicago Mohammed, A , Orabi, E , Hennery, H . "Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt". Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 (2018 ): 214-222
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ISNAD Mohammed, Amel Elwan , Orabi, Eman Elshahat , Hennery, Howida . "Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt". Turkish Journal of Public Health 16 / 3 (December 2018): 214-222 . https://doi.org/10.20518/tjph.500228
AMA Mohammed A , Orabi E , Hennery H . Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt. TurkJPH. 2018; 16(3): 214-222.
Vancouver Mohammed A , Orabi E , Hennery H . Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt. Turkish Journal of Public Health. 2018; 16(3): 214-222.
IEEE A. Mohammed , E. Orabi and H. Hennery , "Falls among the elderly in rural areas of the Sharkia Governorate, Egypt", Turkish Journal of Public Health, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 214-222, Dec. 2018, doi:10.20518/tjph.500228