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Revista Salud Uninorte

Print version ISSN 0120-5552
On-line version ISSN 2011-7531

Abstract

ALFONSO MORA, Margareth Lorena et al. Association between the fall risk, age and educational level in active adult and older women. Salud, Barranquilla [online]. 2017, vol.33, n.3, pp.306-314. ISSN 0120-5552.

Objective:

To determine the association between risk of falls as measured by the Timed Get Up and Go - modified version (TGUGM), age and educational level in active adult and older women.

Method:

Quantitative association cross sectional study. The sample was 200 women whom, in addition to a clinical record of characterization, TGUGM was applied to assess the risk of falls. Associations were performed using the statistical Chi Square test.

Results:

An increased risk of falls in women with a lower educational level and older age was observed. The educational level was related to the phases of TGUGM requiring double motor task (p <0.05).

Conclusion:

Active women over 65-year-old with low educational levels have a higher risk of falls according to the results of TGUGM.

Keywords : gerontology; physiotherapy; falls.

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