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The Comparison of Functional Status and the Level of Health Care Needs in Elderly Koreans in Health Care Institutions
Hyun Sil Kim, Young Mi Jung, Hung Sa Lee, Yoo Hyang Cho, In Young Yoo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2010;21(4):386-397.   Published online December 31, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2010.21.4.386
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to compare functional status and the level of health care needs in elderly Koreans in health care institutions.
METHODS
Data were collected from 2,521 elderly patients admitted in 50 health care institutions (hospitals, oriental hospitals, geriatric hospitals, and health care facilities) selected through proportional stratified sampling in 2008. We used a long-term care (LTC) assessment tool developed by the government, which consists of 52 items with 5 subscales.
RESULTS
Statistically significant differences were detected in functional status and the level of health care needs among the subjects in different health care institutions. Of the sample population in geriatric hospitals, 48.9% were eligible for LTC Category 1, 20.9% for Category 2, and 17.2% for Category 3, and 13.1% of the subjects were not eligible for any of the categories. Of the sample population in health care facilities, 29.9% were eligible for LTC Category 1, 20.5% for Category 2, and 21.8% for Category 3, and 27.0% of the subjects were not eligible for any of the categories.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study indicate the necessity of the development of an evaluation system that helps determine whether a subject is eligible for LTC.

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Experience of Falls and Predictors of Falls in the Elderly at Senior Citizens' Centers
In Young Yoo, Jung Hyun Choi
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2007;18(1):14-22.   Published online March 31, 2007
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experience of falls, the fear of falling and fall efficacy and identify the predictors of falls in the elderly at senior citizens' centers.
METHOD
The subjects of this study were 106 elders who used senior citizens' centers in Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea. Data were collected from May to June, 2006 through a survey using a structured questionnaire.
RESULT
Of the elderly sampled, 35.8% experienced falls during the last 1 year. Of falls experienced by the elderly, 53% occurred indoors, 47% outdoors, 15.8% in the bathroom or toilet. In addition, 57.8% of the elderly had injuries on the hip and waist related with falls. The fear of falling was higher in those with experience in falls than in those without. Factors affecting the elders' falls were age (OR=1.113, 95% CI=1.012-1.224), the number of chronic disease (OR=2.342, 95% CI=1.365-4.019) and the fear of falling (OR=4.279, 95% CI=1.901-9.634). The predictor of the frequency of falls was fall efficacy (R2=24.9).
CONCLUSION
As a result, it is essential to develop fall prevention programs based on the fear of falling, fall efficacy, chronic diseases and medication state. And in senior citizens' centers, fall prevention safety education should be activated as a health promotion program.

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