HUBUNGAN TES “TIMED UP AND GO” DENGAN FREKUENSI JATUH PASIEN LANJUT USIA

Farabi, Aristo (2007) HUBUNGAN TES “TIMED UP AND GO” DENGAN FREKUENSI JATUH PASIEN LANJUT USIA. Undergraduate thesis, Faculty of Medicine.

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Abstract

Background: Gait disturbances and falls are common among elderly people. Falls are among the major causes of morbidity in this population. Timed Up and Go test (TUG test) is one of those sensitive and objective method to assess instability and gait disturbance. TUG test measures the overall time to complete a series of functionally important task. This study was aimed to reveal the relation between Timed Up and Go test and the frequency of falls. Methods: This was an observational analitycal study with cross sectional design. Samples were 54 patients from Outpatient Clinic of Prof. Dr. R. Boedhi Darmojo Geriatric Division of Dr. Kariadi Hospital Semarang in February to April 2007 period, fulfilling all the inclusion criteria. Data including timed up and go test, frequency of falls in a year and in the current month were analyzed by Pearson and Spearman correlation test by SPSS 15.0 for windows. Results: From 54 patients, there were 55,5% or 30 patients who fell in a year. There were no patients who fell with TUG test less than 10 second. Spearman correlation test showed that there was significant correlation (p<0,05) between Timed Up and Go test and frequency of falls in a year or in a current month. Correlation score showed positive correlation with strong power (r=0,677) for frequency of falls in current month and (r=0,643) for frequency of falls in a year. Conclusion: The study showed that there was significant correlation between Timed Up and Go test and frequency of falls Key Words: Falls, Frequency, Timed Up and Go Test

Item Type:Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions:Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine > Department of Medicine
ID Code:22674
Deposited By:Ms Lutfiatun Heni
Deposited On:06 Oct 2010 11:32
Last Modified:06 Oct 2010 11:32

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