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Type: Artigo
Title: Factors Associated With Fear Of Falling In Community-dwelling Older Adults With And Without Diabetes Mellitus: Findings From The Frailty In Brazilian Older People Study (fibra-br)
Author: Moreira
Bruno de Souza; Sampaio
Rosana Ferreira; Mata Diz
Juliano Bergamaschine; Bastone
Alessandra de Carvalho; Ferriolli
Eduardo; Neri
Anita Liberalesso; Lourenco
Roberto Alves; Dias
Rosangela Correa; Kirkwood
Renata Noce
Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the associated factors with fear of falling in community-dwelling older adults with and without diabetes mellitus. Methods: Data from the Frailty in Brazilian Older People Study (FIBRA-BR), involving 4449 individuals aged 65 years or older (19.2% with diabetes), were analyzed. The potential factors associated with fear of falling included sociodemographic data, chronic diseases, health-related variables and functional capacity measures. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the factors associated with fear of falling. Results: Female gender, arthritis or rheumatism, negative health self-perception, frailty, lower Lawton Scale score and reduced gait speed were independently associated with fear of falling in both groups. Factors associated with fear of falling specific to non-diabetic older adults were depression, visual impairment, falls in the previous 12 months, obesity, depressive symptoms, higher Katz Index score and decreased handgrip strength. Lower Mini-Mental State Examination score was an associated factor with fear of falling only in those with diabetes. Conclusion: The factors associated with fear of falling did differ between non-diabetic and diabetic older adults. Health care professionals should consider such differences when planning their therapeutic approaches for a successful management of fear of falling in these older populations. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Fear Of Falling
Older Adults
Diabetes Mellitus
Gait Speed
Editor: Pergamon-Elsevier Science LTD
Citation: Experimental Gerontology. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd , v. 89, p. 103 - 111, 2017.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2017.01.004
Date Issue: 2017
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