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Nutritional and Fall Risk in Older Women Dwelling in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities in India

Swati Madan, Shanthi Johnson

Abstract: Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to assess nutritional and fall risk of older women (aged 60 years and over) and to study the correlation between these in women living in LTC facilities of New Delhi. Methods: Background profile, MNA, DFRI, and FES-I questionnaires were used to gather data on nutritional and fall history. Results: The mean age of participants was 74.21(5.52) years. A majority were widowed with poor educational and income level. Findings revealed that 54% of the older women were at a high nutritional risk. Fall risk was observed in 58% of the study participants and a majority of participants reported high fear of falling. MNA scores had a significant negative correlation with Downton Fall Risk Index scores (R= -.419, p

Keywords: nutritional risk, fall risk, fall, older women, long-term care facilities

Country: India, Subject Area: Nutrition Science

Pages: 1559 - 1563

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Swati Madan, Shanthi Johnson, "Nutritional and Fall Risk in Older Women Dwelling in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities in India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1559 - 1563

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