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Risk factors of the elderly falling in public hospitals: A systematic review study

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(2020) Risk factors of the elderly falling in public hospitals: A systematic review study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. pp. 1723-1727. ISSN 09739122 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Background: Falls are the most common and problematic issue of old age. There is the possibility of falls among the elderly in the hospitals. The present study was conducted to determine the risk factors for falls in the elderly in hospitals through systematic review.Method: This is a systematic review based on the PRISMA protocol. The IranMedex, SID, Magiran, IranDoc, Medlib, Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, Medline and Google Scholar databases were searched for keywords in the time frame of 1994-2017.Results: The mean age was 64-81 years old and the number of elderly people varied from 88 to 28524 people. Of these studies, six studies were performed in the acute care unit, three studies in the elderly care unit, three studies in the surgical and clinical department, one study in the rehabilitation department, one study in the psychiatric department and other studies were performed in several parts of the hospital. The results of this study referred to individual and external factors as risk factors for the falls in the elderly in the hospital. The use of medications, physical problems, and psychological problems were the most common risk factors for falls in the elderly.Conclusion: In acute care, chronic care, psychiatric care, and elderly care units, there are many risk factors for the falls in the elderly due to their physical and mental status. Identifying and resolving these risk factors may provide safety for the elderly. © 2020, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Otaghi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Mohammad-Niakan, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Aazami, S.UNSPECIFIED
Khorshidi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Accidental Falls Aged Hospitals Risk Factors Systematic Review antidepressant agent antidiabetic agent diuretic agent hypnotic agent insulin sleeping pill tranquilizer unclassified drug cerebrovascular accident chronic obstructive lung disease cognitive defect delirium depression disability disorientation dystrophy fall risk falling hospital admission hospitalization human hypertension insomnia mental disease muscle strength muscular dystrophy osteoporosis public hospital Review risk factor urine incontinence
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Page Range: pp. 1723-1727
Journal or Publication Title: Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 14
Number: 2
ISSN: 09739122 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3153

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