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Title: FALLS AND FUNCTIONAL DIFFICULTIES AMONG OLDER ADULTS LIVING IN STUDIO APARTMENTS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: HO QIAO YING
Keywords: Age–friendly environment; Studio apartment; Falls; Functional difficulties; Older adults; Ageing-in-place
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2017
Citation: HO QIAO YING (2017-08-24). FALLS AND FUNCTIONAL DIFFICULTIES AMONG OLDER ADULTS LIVING IN STUDIO APARTMENTS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Falls are a significant public health issue, with consequences range from fractures and soft tissue injuries to severe disabilities and death. One of the independent factors associated with falls is functional difficulties in performing daily tasks. Limited studies have examined these, especially in apartments designed for older adults with universal design features in Singapore. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to first examine the prevalence and relationships between functional difficulties (Basic Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and sensory) and subsequent coping strategies among studio apartment residents. Secondly, independent factors associated with previous falls in this population will be investigated. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012 with 925 older adults aged ≥55 years, residing in studio apartments in Singapore. Knowledge of factors associated with falls, and the relationship between functional difficulties and subsequent caregiving strategies, may be useful in informing efforts in fall prevention, with the aim of enabling independent living and ageing-in-place.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/137181
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