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Res Gerontol Nurs. 2018 Sep 1;11(5):257-264. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20180810-01.

Effects of Pain and Sleep Quality on Falls Among Nursing Home Residents in Turkey.


The current study was conducted to detect the incidence of falls among individuals in nursing homes, as well as the impact of pain and sleep quality on falls. The sample for this cross-sectional study comprised 291 older adults. Pain was assessed using the Geriatric Pain Measure and insomnia was assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index. Incidence of falls within the past 1 year was 40.9%. Risk factors for falling were determined using logistic regression analysis. Based on the analysis, being single (odds ratio [OR] = 2.502, 95% confidence interval [CI] [1.155, 6.195]) and experiencing pain (OR = 2.841, 95% CI [1.195-6.754]) were risk factors for falling. In the current study, falling was seen as a common problem among older adults. Pain in particular should be addressed when planning the prevention of falls in nursing homes. [Res Gerontol Nurs. 2018; 11(5):257-264.].

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