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joge 2019, 3(3): 9-20 Back to browse issues page
The analysis of relationship between Fear of falls with Depression in Aged diabetic
Bita Mohammadi, Ehteram Ilali *, Zohreh Taraghi, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Introduction: Fall is the most common and serious problem that occurs in Aged ,which has significant effects on their health and quality of life.The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fear of falls and depression in Aged diabetic patients in Amol hospitals.
Methods: This is a descriptive-analytic study that was conducted in 2018. The corpus of study involved 191 Aged  diabetic patients aged 60 years and over. Sampling method was available. The instrument for data collection was demographic characteristics, FES-I scales, a fifteen-item questionnaire GDS and AMT and ADL.  Data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential tests and was shown via SPSS software.
Findings: Most participants (50.3%) were female. The average age of participants was 70.4 ± 6.6 years. Based on the findings, the average of fear of falling was (25 ± 8.7) and average of depression was (6.7 ± 2.1). The results of Spearman's correlation coefficient showed a significant positive correlation between fear of falling and depression (p = 0.001, r =0.234). So that the fear of falls of the Aged were increased, their depression also increased.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between the fear of falling and depression in Aged people. So, psychological treatments and exercise should be done to reduce their fear of falling.
Keywords: fear of fall, Depression, Aged, diabetes
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Type of Study: Original research | Subject: geriatric nursing
Received: 2018/12/4 | Accepted: 2019/02/12
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Mohammadi B, Ilali E, Taraghi Z, Moosazadeh M. The analysis of relationship between Fear of falls with Depression in Aged diabetic. joge. 2019; 3 (3) :9-20
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