ID 110773
著者
タカザワ, コウタロウ Department of Rehabilitation, Shinjuen Hospital
有澤, 孝吉 Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
キーワード
urinary incontinence
falls
aged
risk assessment
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
Urinary incontinence and falls are serious problem among elderly people, because of restriction of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Quality of Life. Previous studies have examined the association between urinary incontinence and falls. However, results have been inconsistent. In Japan, with the rapid aging of the society, the number of elderly women who have urinary incontinence and are at risk of falling is increasing. We investigated the relationship between type of urinary incontinence and risk of falls among elderly users of day-care services in a long-term care system. Our study population comprised 118 ambulatory women. At baseline, we evaluated incontinent status, lower extremity muscle strength, balance ability, ADL, and Instrumental ADL. We asked subjects about number of falls every 4 months during a year. In univariate analysis, lower extremity muscle strength (p=0.001) and mixed incontinence (p=0.050) differed significantly according to the fall status. Stress and urge incontinence were not significantly associated with falls. In logistic regression analysis, subjects who had mixed incontinence were 3.05 (95% confidence interval 1.01-10.2) times more likely to fall than those without. These results suggest that mixed incontinence have independent associations with falls. Incontinent status should be considered to prevent falls among elderly persons who are partially dependent and need support.
掲載誌名
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
52
3-4
開始ページ
165
終了ページ
171
並び順
165
発行日
2005-08
EDB ID
123832
フルテキストファイル
言語
eng
著者版フラグ
出版社版
部局
医学系