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Sheikh S, Akbari Kamrani A A, Karimlo M, Fadaye Vatan R. Comparison Between the Risky Agents Correspond to Fall in Elderly People of Urban and Rural Regions of Zabol . Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2013; 8 (3) :44-52
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-571-en.html
1- Iranian Research Center on Aging,university of social welfare & rehabilitation sciences ,Tehran, Iran
2- Iranian Research Center on Ageing, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences ,Tehran, Iran. , akbarikamrani@yahoo.com
3- Associated professor, Department of Biostatistics and Computer science, University of Welfare & Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran.
4- Iranian Research Center on Ageing University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences.
Abstract:   (20279 Views)

Objectives: the main aim of this study was the comparisons between the risky agents correspond to fall in elderly people of urban and rural regions of Zabol.

Methods & Materials: The current study was a Cross sectional survey during 2010-2011 on a sample that contains 173 elderly without Cognitive impairment that are residents of Zabol and aged more than 60 years. The materials for data gathering were Questionnaires. The data was analyzed by employing version 16 of SPSS software, Central and dispersion indices, t-test, ANOVA, and Sig. (2-tailed) test at the significance level of.

Results: Among the internal agents, diabetes, lung problems, hearing problems, heart problems, surgery history, and high blood pleasure were significantly more in elderly adults of urban regions relative to rural ones (P<0.05). Among the external agents, the amount of physical exercises for the elderly adults of urban regions was significantly more relative to rural ones (P=0.020). The urban and rural elderly adults were in same situation after fall.

Conclusion: The results show that Diabetes, lung problems, Hearing problems, and Surgery history, were the main reasons of fall for the elderly adults of urban regions. The physical activity of urban elderly adults is more than that in rural ones The main places in which the fall occurred were the yard, and then the room. The main time of fall was also the morning. Therefor these confirm that the physical activity is not enough to improve the health degree and it require more care. Control of comorbidities and Attention to environment risk factors are necessary.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Clinical
Received: 2013/06/20 | Accepted: 2013/08/29 | Published: 2013/10/01

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