Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
FUENTES DIAZ, Margarita y LANCES COTILLA, Luisa. Level of knowledge about accidents in the elderly from Regla municipality. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2007, vol.23, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3038.
For several decades in Cuba, the accidents occupy an important place among the first ten causes of death, which reinforces the need to focus the attention on it. A review of the topic for the serious identification of the main causes, which are sensitive to be modified, is presented. One of the causes of accidentes in the elderly is the imprudence originated by ignorance. This led us to identify the level of knowledge about the topic among the persons aged 60 and over in Regla municipality. A questionnaire designed by experts from the Provincial Group of Accidents of Havana City was used. The results showed the incomplete konwledge, or the lack of knowledge in many cases. The belief of the inevitability of this phenomenon, negligence and imprudence, are alarming factors that should be taken into account, and that evidently increase the risk for having accidents.
Palabras llave : Elderly; variations; morbidity; accidents..