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Impact of depression and activities of daily living on the fear of falling in Korean community-dwelling elderly

Title
Impact of depression and activities of daily living on the fear of falling in Korean community-dwelling elderly
Authors
Shin K.R.Kang Y.Kim M.Y.Jung D.Kim J.S.Hong C.M.Yun E.S.Ma R.W.
Ewha Authors
신경림강윤희정덕유김미영
SCOPUS Author ID
신경림scopus; 강윤희scopus; 정덕유scopus; 김미영scopus
Issue Date
2010
Journal Title
Nursing and Health Sciences
ISSN
1441-0745JCR Link
Citation
vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 493 - 498
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
This study determined the predictors of the fear of falling (FOF) in 213 South Korean community-dwelling elderly. The Fall Efficacy Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Korean Geriatric Depression Screening Scale, and Barthel Index were used to measure the FOF, sleep quality, depression, and activities of daily living, respectively. In addition, information regarding the participants' demographic details and the number of types of medication was collected. The data were analyzed by using hierarchical regression. The general regression model, with the FOF as a dependent variable, was statistically significant. The FOF variance was partially explained. Depression and activities of daily living significantly influenced the FOF. Thus, the results indicate that the FOF in community-dwelling elderly Koreans is affected by depression and activities of daily living. Therefore, an older adult with recognized signs of depression must be provided with more appropriate care and the allocation of specific interventional strategies in order to maintain activities of daily living should be developed to manage the FOF. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
DOI
10.1111/j.1442-2018.2010.00567.x
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