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dc.contributor.authorGuerreiro, Carla
dc.contributor.authorBotelho, Marta
dc.contributor.authorFernández Martínez, Elia
dc.contributor.authorMarreiros, Ana
dc.contributor.authorPais, Sandra
dc.identifier.citationGuerreiro, C., Botelho, M., Fernández-Martínez, E., Marreiros, A., & Pais, S. (2022). Determining the Profile of People with Fall Risk in Community-Living Older People in Algarve Region: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study. In International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Vol. 19, Issue 4, p. 2249). MDPI AG.
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601 (electrónico)
dc.description.abstract: One in three people aged 65 years or older falls every year. Injuries associated with this event among the older population are a major cause of pain, disability, loss of functional autonomy and institutionalization. This study aimed to assess mobility and fall risk (FR) in community-living older people and to determine reliable and independent measures (health, social, environmental and risk factors) that can predict the mobility loss and FR. In total, 192 participants were included, with a mean age of 77.93 ± 8.38. FR was assessed by EASY-Care (EC) Standard 2010, the Tinetti Test and the Modified Falls Efficacy Scale (MFES). An exploratory analysis was conducted using the divisive non-hierarchical cluster method, aiming to identify a differentiator and homogeneous group of subjects (optimal group of variables) and to verify if that group shows differences in fall risk. Individually, the health, social, environmental and risk factor categories were not found to be an optimal group; they do not predict FR. The most significant predictor variables were a mix of the different categories, namely, the presence of pain, osteoarthritis (OA), and female gender. The finding of a profile that allows health professionals to be able to quickly identify people at FR will enable a reduction in injuries and fractures resulting from falls and, consequently, the associated costses_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by 0551_PSL_6_E-PSL-“Programme for a Long-lived Society” project, INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal (POCTEP), financed by the cross-border Spain-Portugal European Territorial Cooperation Program, financed by the European Regional Development Fundes_ES
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dc.subject.otherRisk factorses_ES
dc.subject.otherAccidental fallses_ES
dc.subject.otherRisk assessmentes_ES
dc.titleDetermining the Profile of People with Fall Risk in Community-Living Older People in Algarve Region: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Studyes_ES
dc.subject.unesco32 Ciencias Médicases_ES

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