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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Pakistan | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015
Factors Responsible for Falling in Senior Citizens, Living in Edhi Old Age Home and Heaven Old Age Home Lahore Pakistan
Sumaira Rashid | Hafiz Muhammad Asim  | Hafiz Syed Ijaz Ahmed Burq
Abstract: The objective of the study is to determine the factors which are responsible for falling in community-dwelling elders. It was Case Control study that was conducted in Edhi old Age home and Heaven old age home.320 subjects were studied, 160 with history of fall and 160 without history of fall, both male and female, aged 60 to 80 years was studied. The Data was analyzed using SPSS v20. MeanSD was calculated for numeric variables i. e. age and BMI and frequency and percentage was shown with categorical variables e. g. Gender etc. Odds ratio was calculated to estimate the relative risk and to control the confounding variable, logistic regression was used. The study demonstrated that four factors which include difficulty in walking, lack of walking aid, muscle weakness and fear of fall were found to be the key factors which increase the probability of having fall.
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living, BMI Body Mass Index, Edhi Old Age Home, Heaven Old Age Home, physical activity levels
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,
Pages: 1415 - 1419
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