Individual factors of fall according to time of day in a residential care facility for the elderly

Sei Sato, Takehito Hayakawa, Hideyuki Kanda, Tomohiro Kumagai, Takeyasu Kakamu, Masayoshi Tsuji, Tomoo Hidaka, Shota Endo, Yayoi Mori, Tetsuhito Fukushima

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[Purpose] The circumstances of falls in a residential care facility for the aged were investigated and analyzed according to the time of day, to clarify the characteristics of individual factors of falls. [Subjects and Methods] The first falls of 94 residents of a care facility in Fukushima City were investigated. Age, gender, height, weight, care level, activity category, dementia category, ADL assessment, grip strength, Hasegawa Scale, 10-meter gait, BPSD of the subjects, and the place of the fall were assessed and compared according to the time of the fall. [Result] There were 39 falls in the day (09:01~17:00), 32 falls in the evening (17:01~01:00), and 23 falls in the morning (01:01~09:00). Fallers in the morning period had significantly shorter height and BPSD nighttime insomnia, and a larger number of corridor falls. [Conclusion] Short subjects with nighttime insomnia using corridors in the small hours and early morning have a high risk of fall, and therefore require attention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Residential Facilities
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Hand Strength
Activities of Daily Living
Gait
Dementia
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Individual factor
  • Time of fall

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Individual factors of fall according to time of day in a residential care facility for the elderly. / Sato, Sei; Hayakawa, Takehito; Kanda, Hideyuki; Kumagai, Tomohiro; Kakamu, Takeyasu; Tsuji, Masayoshi; Hidaka, Tomoo; Endo, Shota; Mori, Yayoi; Fukushima, Tetsuhito.

In: Rigakuryoho Kagaku, Vol. 32, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 133-137.

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Sato, S, Hayakawa, T, Kanda, H, Kumagai, T, Kakamu, T, Tsuji, M, Hidaka, T, Endo, S, Mori, Y & Fukushima, T 2017, 'Individual factors of fall according to time of day in a residential care facility for the elderly', Rigakuryoho Kagaku, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 133-137. https://doi.org/10.1589/rika.32.133
Sato, Sei ; Hayakawa, Takehito ; Kanda, Hideyuki ; Kumagai, Tomohiro ; Kakamu, Takeyasu ; Tsuji, Masayoshi ; Hidaka, Tomoo ; Endo, Shota ; Mori, Yayoi ; Fukushima, Tetsuhito. / Individual factors of fall according to time of day in a residential care facility for the elderly. In: Rigakuryoho Kagaku. 2017 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 133-137.
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