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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [association Between Insomnia Symptoms, Daytime Napping, And Falls In Community-dwelling Elderly].
Author: Pereira, Alexandre Alves
Ceolim, Maria Filomena
Neri, Anita Liberalesso
Abstract: This study focused on associations between insomnia symptoms, daytime napping, and falls in community-dwelling elderly, using a population-based cross-sectional design and probability sample with 689 community-dwelling elders. The protocol consisted of self-reported and physical performance variables. The study used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis with statistical significance set at p < 0.05. Prevalence rates for insomnia symptoms and daytime napping were 49.9% (n = 339) and 62.8% (n = 432), respectively. 14.4% reported a single fall and 11.9% reported multiple falls. Falls were associated with female gender (OR = 7.73; 95%CI: 3.03-19.72), age > 80 (OR = 3.48; 95%CI: 1.54-7.85), napping (OR = 2.24; 95%CI: 1.24-4.05), and depressive symptoms (OR = 1.98; 95%CI: 1.11-3.53). The association between daytime napping and falls corroborates data from international research. Identifying modifiable risk factors may help programs to prevent falls in the elderly.
Subject: Accidental Falls
Aged, 80 And Over
Cross-sectional Studies
Disorders Of Excessive Somnolence
Geriatric Assessment
Risk Factors
Sleep Deprivation
Sleep Initiation And Maintenance Disorders
Urban Population
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 29, n. 3, p. 535-46, 2013-Mar.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2013
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