International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 9, Part H (2017)
A study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of falls and safety measures among geriatric people in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore
Elderly age group is most often prone for falls among the society. 3 millions of old age died due to environmental injuries including those resulting from falls on road, home and industrials. The majority of home falls 66% are attributed to carelessness of caregiver and about 20% of poor of human will be caused by a sufficiently strong outside force or emergency acting rapidly on an individuals and causing bodily and a mental injury. The fall related mortality rate increases with advanced age of those who fall and require hospitalization. Prevention of falls also requires education of the individual in all aspects of environmental hazards and the awareness that falling may be an indication of other underlying problems.
Methods: A Descriptive design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted in selected hospital, Nellore district. 50 samples were selected by using Random sampling technique by means of lottery method. Structured questionnaire were used to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of falls and safety measures.
Results: The study results shows that with regard to level of knowledge, 3 (6%) of geriatric have adequate knowledge, 7 (14%) of geriatric have moderately adequate knowledge and 40 (80%) of geriatric have inadequate knowledge regarding prevention of falls and safety measures.
Conclusion: The study concluded that majority of geriatric people in the Narayana hospital were had inadequate knowledge. So there is a need to improve knowledge and availability of information and practice about prevention of falls and safety measures among the geriatric people may help to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates among geriatric people.
How to cite this article:
Sreekutty PT, VR Sarithareddy, Indira Arumugam. A study to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of falls and safety measures among geriatric people in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(9):506-508.