Home Accidents and Assistance in Daily Activities of Older Women in Turkey

ERKAL S., Sahin H.

EDUCATIONAL GERONTOLOGY, vol.36, no.12, pp.1086-1099, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03601271003715954
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1086-1099
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study analyzed the relation between incidents of at-home accidents and the assistance in daily activities of women age of 65+ living in the area of Dikmen Akpnar Health Care Unit in Ankara-Turkey. Of the women, 49.2% had experienced a home accident in the last 12 months. More than half of these accidents were caused by falling. Women over the age of 65 who were dependent with regard to daily activities had a significantly higher level of accident percentages. As the age and the dependence level in daily activities increased, the ratio of accidents increased.