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Suely Itsuko Ciosak ;Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP 2012, 46 6

Autor: Juliana Rodrigues

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Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Sistema de Información Científica English version Rodrigues, Juliana; Itsuko Ciosak, Suely Idosos vítimas de trauma: análise de fatores de risco Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, vol.
46, núm.
6, diciembre, 2012, pp.
1400-1405 Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=361033321017 Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, ISSN (Printed Version): 0080-6234 reeusp@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage www.redalyc.org Non-Profit Academic Project, developed under the Open Acces Initiative Original Article Elderly victims of trauma: analysis of the risk factors* Idosos vítimas de trauma: análise de fatores de risco Ancianos víctimas de trauma: análisis de factores de riesgo Juliana Rodrigues1, Suely Itsuko Ciosak2 Abstract resumo Resumen descriptors descritores descriptores The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors for trauma among the elderly, using a quantitative, cross-sectional approach, as well as logistical regression analysis.
This study was performed at the emergency rooms of two hospitals in Curitiba.
Interviews were performed with 261 elderly individuals, 56.7% of whom were women, and 43.3% men.
Their ages ranged between 60 and 103 years, with most being younger than 70 years (44.8%).
The most frequent trauma mechanisms were: falls (75.9%), being run over (9.6%), direct trauma (5.4%) and motor vehicle accident (3.8%).
The multivariate analysis permitted the authors to affirm that the female gender, the presence of a caregiver, the utilization of continuous-use medication, and the presence of hearing impairment significantly increased the risk of trauma due to falls.
Individuals having vision problems (without the use of glasses) and aged individuals with a monthly income of less than three minim...





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