The Attitudes and Behaviors on Falling Prevention among Elderly People in Nang Lae Sub-district Municipality, Muang District, Chiang Rai Province

  • tithima tasuwanin Chiang Rai Rajabhat University
  • Manuchet Manotham School of Health Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University
  • Warnya Maneerat School of Health Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University
  • Jutamas Muangmool School of Health Science, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University
Keywords: Attitudes, Behaviors, falling, elderly

Abstract

This descriptive correlation study research aimed to examine attitudes behaviors and the relationships between attitudes and behaviors fall prevention among elder people at Nang Lae Sub-district Municipality, Muang District, Chiang Rai Province from August to October, 2020. Data were collected between 400 elderly people. Research instrument which were developed by researcher composed of 1) Personal Data Record Form 2) Attitudes for falling prevention and 3) Behaviors for falling prevention. These Attitudes and Behaviors for falling prevention questionnaires. The latter questionnaire was tested for its validity through a panel of expert and its reliabilities were .94 and .78, respectively. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient. The findings of this study that sample were female (51 %) were 60-69 years old (64.3 %) (Mean = 68.84) In the past six months had experienced a fall (87.5 %), had a good level attitudes for falling prevention (Mean = 4.38, SD = .643), behaviors for falling prevention had a moderate level (Mean = 1.92, SD = .639), found that attitudes for falling prevention and behaviors for falling prevention were positive relationship statistically significant level of .05 (r = .855, p = .009). The results of this study can be used to planning the prevention of falls in the elderly that
can reduce the incidence of falling in the elderly.

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Published
2020-12-29