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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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COMET MOYA, Mario; FERRER HERRERA, Ismael Mariano; RODRIGUEZ PEREZ, María Victoria  and  FERRER TAN, Ismael Jacinto. Behavior of  accidents at home of the elderly in a doctor's office. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.4. ISSN 1025-0255.

A cross-sectional descriptive study with the objective to determine the behavior of  accidents at home, in the 103 elderly of the doctor's office 8 at “Previsora”policlynic of Camagüey municipality during the 2005. Data were obtained of the family and individual clinical records and the personal interview and it were collected in a survey that contained the variables: age groups, sex, validism, types of accidents and causes of accidents. Among the studied elders, women prevailed (55.34%) and the valid elders (87.38%), 62 had an accident (60.2%), women accidents prevailed (70.2%) in comparison with  men (47.8%), fallings (57.9%) among the types of accidents and the extrinsic causes (53.2%). It is concluded that validism dominated, frequent accidents occurred, above all in the elders women fundamentally, fallings and the extrinsic causes prevailed, especially the slippery floors and among the intrinsic, the alterations of the osteomyoarticular system.

Keywords : accidents [estatistics]; numeric date; aged.

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