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Mozaffari N, Mohammadi M A, Samadzadeh S. Effect of fall care behaviors training on fear of falling among the elderly people referred to health centers: A double-blind randomized clinical trial . Hayat. 2018; 24 (3) :220-232
URL: http://hayat.tums.ac.ir/article-1-2496-en.html
1- Dept. of Critical Care Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
2- Dept. of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
3- Dept. of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran , Samira.Samadzade2014@gmail.com
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Background & Aim: Falling is a serious problem in the elderly population, with many physical, psychological, social and economic consequences. The fear of falling has been considered an activity limiting condition, which can lead to a reduction in the quality of life of the elderly people. The study aimed to determine effect of fall care behaviors training on fear of falling among the elderly people referred to health centers.
Methods & Materials: This double-blind randomized clinical trial was carried out on 110 elderly people referred to health centers in Ardabil in 2017. Participants were selected by the multi-stage random sampling and divided into intervention and control groups by random allocation. The data collection tools were consisted of demographic questionnaire, Mini-Mental State Examination: MMSE, Abbreviated Mental Test Score: AMTS and Fall efficacy scale international: FES-I. Data were analyzed using statistical tests on the SPSS software version 22.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of fear of falling in the intervention and control groups before the intervention were 33.91±12.03 and 31.22±14.76, respectively (P=0.29). Three months after the intervention, the mean and standard deviation of fear of falling were 22.32±4.45 and 30.85±15.03 (P<0.001). Also, ANCOVA was used for controlling pre-test scores and level of education compared to the post-test scores in the two groups (P<0.001).
Conclusion: The results showed that education on fall care behaviors reduces the fear of falling in the elderly people. Therefore, this education is suggested to be considered in the self-care program for elderly people.
Clinical trial registry: IRCT20180205038618N1
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing Care
Published: 2018/11/12 | ePublished: 2018/11/12

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