Timed Up And Go Risk Predictor Of Falls In Elderly People Residing In The Community?

  • Mayara Muniz Peixoto Rodrigues José Rodrigues Muniz Filho And Gilvanete Muniz Dias Rodrigues
  • Renata Maia De Medeiros Falcão Nurse. Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Rafaella Felix Serafim Veras Nurse. Bachelor of Nursing, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Keylla Talita Fernandes Barbosa Nurse. Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Fabiana Maria Rodrigues Lopes de Oliveira Nurse. Postgraduate Nursing Program, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Maria Auxiliadora Pereira Nurse. Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Maria de Lourdes de Farias Pontes Nurse. Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Maria das Graças Melo Fernandes Nurse. Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba
  • Josilene de Melo Buriti Vasconcelos Nurse. Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba.
  • Jacira dos Santos Oliveira Nurse. Academic Unit of Life Sciences, Teacher’s Training Center, Federal University of Paraiba.

Abstract

Objective: evaluate the risk of falls of elderly people residing in a community in northeastern Brazil using the “Timed up and go”.


Method: descriptive study, with a quantitative approach, performed with elderly people residing in a community. The collected data related to the sociodemographic and economic characteristics of episodes of falls in the last two years, regular practice of physical exercise and complaint of pain at the time of the interview; and, at last, the application of the “Timed Up and Go” test.


Result: Most of the elderly were classified as free and independent and independent. There is a direct relationship between advanced age and increased time to perform the test. Conclusion: the "Timed Up and Go" test was not effective in predicting risk of falls alone and should associate with other indicators.


Descriptors: Elderly people; Accidents by fall; Walking; Postural balance.

Published
Apr 23, 2017
How to Cite
RODRIGUES, Mayara Muniz Peixoto et al. Timed Up And Go Risk Predictor Of Falls In Elderly People Residing In The Community?. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2321>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2416.
Section
Nursing

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