Measure Falling Risk

Falls among older people and the resulting injuries are a major concern from both the individual and social perspectives. Frequency of falls amongst elderly people is high. About 30% of independent living elderly persons (>65 yr) make at least one fall a year. Half of those over 80 fall at least once a year. About 10% to 15% of all falls in older people will result in some serious physical injury, e.g. fractures (in 5% of all falls). Fall-related injuries are reported to be the fifth most common cause of death in the elderly population and the most likely cause of accidental death. In order to predict a falling risk, required perform one of neither tests bellow or both :
  • Get timed up and go test (TUG) (video)
  • Measure heart rate for a 12 hours

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    2015 Heart Risk Warner