International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Nursing | Nepal | Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019


Functional Status and Fall Risk Assessment among Older Adults Residing at Geriatric Homes, Devghat

Sara Thapa | Bedantakala Thulung | Jaya Prasad Singh


Abstract: Ageing is a natural process of growing old, as it grows there is also increase chance of fall. A descriptive cross sectional study was carried out to assess functional status and fall risk among older adults. Total 117 older adults were selected by using enumerative sampling technique. Face to face interview method was used with Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living to assess functional status and Time Up and Go (TUG) test used to assess fall risk. Data was collected from 10th of September, 2019 to 24th September 2019 and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistic. Majority (42.7 %)) of elderly fell under the age group of


Keywords: Functional status, fall risks, Older adult


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019,


Pages: 956 - 959


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Sara Thapa, Bedantakala Thulung, Jaya Prasad Singh, "Functional Status and Fall Risk Assessment among Older Adults Residing at Geriatric Homes, Devghat", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019, pp. 956-959, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20202719

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