Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
SANDOVAL, Luis, CAPUNAY, José y VARELA, Luis. Caídas en el adulto mayor. : Estudio de una serie de pacientes de consultorio externo de medicina del Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Rev Med Hered, jul. 1996, vol.7, no.3, p.119-124. ISSN 1018-130X.
Falling is associated with serious morbidity among elderly people, and this Fac. Is often not registered in the clinical assessment by the physician. Objetive: To determine the frecuency of falling in outpatients of the medicine service, at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Material and methods: A prospective, and randomized study was done, that included 60 patients aged over 60 years. Results and conclusions: Fall occurred in 33% of patients and they were more frequent between 80 to 89 years old group. The fallings occurred most frequently at outdoors (55%), and by extrinsic factors (65%). (Rev Med Hered 1996; 7: 119-124).
Palabras llave: Elderly; falls; morbidity.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
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