PERCEPTIONS OF FALLS AMONG TURKISH ELDERLY LIVING IN INSTITUTIONS: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH


EMİROĞLU O. N., KARATAY G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.15, no.2, pp.188-194, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-194
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Falls in the elderly are a significant problem with consequences that may lead to death. Although many studies have been conducted regarding falls in the elderly, little is known of their own perceptions and experiences of falling. The purpose of this study was to better understand how the elderly living in institutions understand and perceive their experiences of falling.