Fallhendelser hos eldre i hjemmetjenesten i en norsk kommune- omfang og omstendigheter

Forfattere

  • Rita Solbakken Universitetet i Nordland, Profesjonshøgskolen, Campus Vesterålen- Leknes
  • Terese Bondas Universitetet i Nordland, Profesjonshøgskolen, Campus Bodø

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7557/14.3487

Emneord (Nøkkelord):

quantitative, home care services, fall, adverse events, nursing, kvantitativ, hjemmetjeneste, uønskede hendelser, sykepleie

Sammendrag

Fall events in elder recipients of home care services in a Norwegian municipality- incidence and circumstances
Falls in institutional care are adverse events that have been well documented. Falls among elderly in home care services have not previously been studied in Norway. The aim of this study was to register the incidence and circumstances surrounding falls occurring in home-care services for elderly persons in a medium-sized Norwegian municipality. Descriptive statistics was applied in a three-month follow up study. Totally 440 homebound elderly aged 65 years or more and receiving home care services or safety alarm were included in this study. In total 101 falls, represented by 72 persons were documented. Sixty six percent reported no injury related to the fall, but 34% had injuries, ranging from bruises to fractures and hospitalization. In 24 % the circumstances were unknown, for the rest there was no particular cause documented. The findings will be used to study the development of care and prevention of falls with elder persons in home care services.

Forfatterbiografier

Rita Solbakken, Universitetet i Nordland, Profesjonshøgskolen, Campus Vesterålen- Leknes

Universitetslektor
Universitetet i Nordland,
Profesjonshøgskolen,
Campus Vesterålen- Leknes

Terese Bondas, Universitetet i Nordland, Profesjonshøgskolen, Campus Bodø

Professor,
Universitetet i Nordland,
Profesjonshøgskolen, Campus Bodø

Nedlastinger

Publisert

2015-06-17

Hvordan referere

Solbakken, R., & Bondas, T. (2015). Fallhendelser hos eldre i hjemmetjenesten i en norsk kommune- omfang og omstendigheter. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Helseforskning, 11(1), 165–179. https://doi.org/10.7557/14.3487