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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2010;34(3):342-346.
The Relationship between Korean Version of Falls Efficacy Scale - International and Frequency of Falls in the Healthy Elderly Visiting the Public Health Centers.
Cho, Kwang Yeon , Lee, Kwun Yool , Jang, Seong Ho , Kwon, In Soon , Park, Byung Joo , Kim, Mi Jung
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Korea. kimmjreh@hanyang.ac.kr
2Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University School of Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Korea.
3Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
노인에서 한국어판 낙상효능척도(국제형)와 낙상의 빈도와의 연관성
조광연, 이권율, 장성호, 권인순1, 박병주2, 김미정
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1인제대학교 의과대학 서울백병원 내과학교실, 2서울대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실
To see whether there is a relationship between Korean Falls Efficacy Scale-International (KFES-I) developed for measuring fear of falling and frequency of fall.
KFES-I was composed with 16 items of activities of daily living including social activities and graded from 1 to 4 in each item. Surveys of 250 patients over 65 years of age from the public health center of Kang-dong and Seong-buk based on KFES-I and fall questionnaire such as presence, frequency and severity of fracture within last 6 months, and combined medical illness were taken. The data of KFES-I, fall questionnaire, and the inter-relationship of KFES-I items had been analyzed by Spearman and Kendall test.
There was strong positive correlation between KFES-I total score and the frequency of falls. Four items (item 4, 7, 11, 15) of KFES-I showed strong correlation with the frequency of falls. There was significant difference in KFES-I total score between control and fracture groups (p<0.05).
Our results showed that there was strong positive correlation between frequency of falls and KFES-I. It is suggested that frequency of falls can be predicted by KFES-I. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2010; 34: 342-346)
Key Words: Elderly, Falls, Fracture, KFES-I


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