Relationship between fall behavior and quality of life of elderly individuals


DURGUN H., TURAN N., KAYA H.

PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE, vol.27, no.6, pp.1366-1372, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13548506.2021.1883686
  • Journal Name: PSYCHOLOGY HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, SportDiscus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1366-1372
  • Keywords: Fall, fall behavior, older adults, quality of life
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the association between the quality of life and the fall behavior in elderly individuals. The study was conducted as a descriptive and correlational study design. Data were collected with the Patient Information Form, The Fall Behavior Scale for the Elderly and the World Health Organization Quality of Life module for the elderly. There were 110 older people included in study. When the relationship between the Fall Behavior Scale for the Elderly and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Module for the Elderly sub-scale and total scores were examined, there was a statistically significant negative correlation between the Fall Behavior Scale for the Elderly safe movement sub-scale and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Module social participation sub-scale scores (p < .01).