Fall Concerns among Carers of an Older Person

Authors

  • Nur Aina Asyiqin Mohd Nazmi Kelantan Foundation for the Disabled (YOKUK), 16100, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Akehsan Dahlan Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor Campus, 42300, Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor
  • Muhammad Hidayat Sahid Applied Health Science Departement, University of Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia).

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3481

Abstract

Older people fall at least once a year, resulting in many devastating complications that affect the older person and the carers. Many carers are concerned that the older person will fall. Three hundred ninety carers of an older person participate in this study. The study found that the carers have a high level of fall concern. The level of concern was significantly associated with the demographic variables of the older person and the level of depression, stress, anxiety, and strain. Hence, there is a dire need for a fall prevention programme and educational program for the carers.

Keywords: fall; carers; fall concerns; elderly.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3481

Author Biography

Muhammad Hidayat Sahid, Applied Health Science Departement, University of Indonesia (Universitas Indonesia).

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Mohd Nazmi, N. A. A. ., Dahlan , A. ., & Sahid, M. H. . (2022). Fall Concerns among Carers of an Older Person. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 185-191. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3481

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