Falls In Elderly: Risk Factors And Prevention Possibilities

Vaiva Strukčinskaitė, Sigutė Norkienė, Birutė Strukčinskienė Abstract Population aging is one of the twenty-first-century problems. Injuries are especially dangerous for elderly people since they contribute to the elderly mortality, disability and worsen the quality of life in older age. The aim of the study was to analyze the risk factors of falls, and prevention possibilities…

The Expression And Relationships Between Physical And Cognitive Capacities Influencing The Falls Risk Of Elderly Persons

Viktorija Piščalkienė, Jurgita Knašienė, Edgaras Lapinskas, Laura Rutkauskienė, Indrė Knyvienė Abstract The aim of the research: to assess the falls occurring among the old and elderly persons influencing their physical and cognitive expression and relationships. Research methods: analysis of the scientific literature, tests (grip strength measurement, dynamic balance assessment, “The timed Up and Go” test,…

Injuries After Falls in Elderly in Lithuania

Sigitas Griškonis, Birutė Strukčinskienė, Juozas Raistenskis, Vaiva Strukčinskaitė, Ieva Griškonytė Abstract The survey on elderly people (65 plus) that have to be treated for a fall injury in Lithuania hospitals. In the survey 312 elderly participated. Chi-square test was used and the significance level p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. The study revealed that the majority…

Balance Assessment of Elderly Using „Sigma Balance Pad“

Laura Rutkauskienė, Viktorija Pisčalkienė, Brigita Zachovajevienė, Milda Gintilienė, Aušra Kavaliauskienė Abstract This article presents the data on balance assessment among the subjects aged 60 years and more. Balance assessment was conducted using assessment platform „Sigma Balance Pad“. Quantitative indicators were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and correlation analysis. The sample comprised 70 subjects aged…

Risk Factors for Falls Among Elderly

Viktorija Piscalkienė, Ausra Kavaliauskiene, Brigita Zachovajeviene, Milda Gintiliene, Laura Rutkauskiene Abstract Proper balance and mobility are essential conditions for successful daily activities and hobbies. The most important aspect of mobility is the ability to walk safely without falling. However, falls are frequent among older adults and may lead to severe health disorders and loss of…