The effects of fall prevention program on knowledge, self-efficacy, and preventive activity related to fall, and depression of low-income elderly women

Kyung Rim Shin, Su Jin Shin, Jeong Sun Kim, Jin Young Kim

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This research was conducted to determine the effects of a fall prevention program on knowledge, self-efficacy, prevention activity, and depression in the low-income elderly women. METHOD: The design of this study was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. There were 22 subjects in the experimental group and 22 in the control group. A fall prevention program was performed for approximately 40 minutes, once a week for 6 weeks. RESULTS: The results of this study were as follows: There were statistically significant differences of knowledge, self-efficacy, and prevention activity related to falls and depression between the experimental group and control group. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the fall prevention program used in this study is appropriate for the elderly, therefore this program is strongly recommended for community-based health and welfare centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-112
Number of pages9
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005

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