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A Meta-Analysis of Fear of Falling Treatment Programs for the Elderly

Authors
 Dukyoo Jung  ;  Juhee Lee  ;  Sun-Mi Lee 
Citation
 WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, Vol.31(1) : 6-16, 2009 
Journal Title
 WESTERN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH 
ISSN
 0193-9459 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Accidental Falls/prevention & control* ; Accidental Falls/statistics & numerical data ; Activities of Daily Living/psychology ; Aged/physiology ; Aged/psychology* ; Attitude to Health ; Community Health Services ; Exercise Therapy ; Fear/psychology* ; Geriatric Assessment ; Geriatric Nursing*/organization & administration ; Home Care Services ; Humans ; Nursing Evaluation Research/organization & administration* ; Patient Education as Topic ; Program Evaluation ; Protective Devices ; Research Design ; Risk Factors ; Self-Assessment
Keywords
fear of falling ; falls ; elderly ; intervention ; meta-analysis
Abstract
This study examines the effectiveness of interventions for decreasing the fear of falling by synthesizing the results of individual studies of fear of falling prevention. the mean weighted effect sizes (MWES) of six studies are computed. the overall MWES is .21 (N = 957; 95% CI .068-.362). Results indicate that interventions are effective in reducing the fear of falling or increasing fall efficacy. the MWES is .249, .024, and .418 for the combined intervention, exercise intervention only, and hip protector groups, respectively. the MWES of the 3 months or less group was .000, and the 4-months group was .240. the MWES is .022, .228, and .418 for the facility-based, community-based, and home-based intervention groups, respectively. Overall, interventions were effective in decreasing fear of falling and increasing fall efficacy. Results suggest that the best outcome is obtained after 4 months, indicating that interventions need some time to obtain their effects
Full Text
http://wjn.sagepub.com/content/31/1/6.long
DOI
10.1177/0193945908320466
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, JuHee(이주희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2805-1622
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/103438
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