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Jafari Z, Mehrdad N, Sharifi F, Haghani H, Nikpour S. FALL ELATED FACTORS IN THE TYPE 2 DIABETES OLDER ADULTS: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY ON OLDER ADULTS REFERRING TO THE HOSPITAL. ijdld. 2016; 15 (4) :258-266
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1- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Population Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- School of Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer, Center for Nursing Care Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3151 Views)

Background: Prevalence of diabetes increases along with aging. Due to various reasons, rate of falling in the aged suffering from diabetes is higher. Therefore, this study aims at determining factors relating falling of the aged suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Methods: A total of 60 years old or older with type 2 diabetes that referred to selected hospitals of Tehran University of Medical Sciences using continues method. Cases that had experienced falling during last year and controls that had no such experience were assigned to two separate groups. Questionnaire used in this study included demographic data and factors relating falling. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t- test, Chi square and logistic regression.

Results: Results showed that postural blood pressure (p=0.02) dizziness (p=0.05), fecal incontinency (p<0.01), auditory disorder (p<0.01), visual disorder (p<0.01), pain in the lower extremity (p= 0.027), taking anti-coagulation medicine (p=0.017) had a significant correlation with falling.

Conclusion: Multivariate logistic regression illustrated that fecal incontinency and auditory disorder happened along with falling in the aged suffering from type 2 diabetes. Therefore, preventing falling must be considered in care plan for such groups of people.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/09/22 | Accepted: 2016/09/22 | Published: 2016/09/22

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