Abstract: Elderly was the final stage of human life growth that various physical and psychosocial changes. One result of these changes was the risk of falling. The risk of falling in the elderly influenced by intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors. This study aims to determine the factors associated with the risk of falling in the elderly who live at home in the work area of Limapuluh Community Health Center. The design of this research is correlation research design with cross sectional approach. The sample of the study was 96 people taken based on inclusion criteria using Proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The results showed the majority of research subjects aged 60-74 years as much as 86.5%, female sex as much as 81.2%, the majority of elderly have a history of hypertension disease as much as 36.5%. The intrinsic showed that elderly with 58.3% heart disorder, 69.8% motion disorder, 56.3% neurological disorder, visual impairment 67.7%, hearing loss 39.6% and extrinsic factor showed that elderly using tool walking aids 34.4% and environment at risk 45.8%. High risk elderly fell 46.9%, moderate risk 25.0%, didn’t risk 28.1%. The result of chi-square test showed that the factors that related to fall risk were intrinsic including heart disorders p = 0.006, limb disruption p = 0.002, neurological disorders p = 0,024, visual disturbance p = 0,004, hearing loss p = 0,007 and it includes walking aids p = 0,000, environment p = 0.003. So it could be concluded that intrinsic factors and extrinsic factors are factors that are closely related to the risk of falling in the elderly. The older the elderly, the more risky the fall.
Keywords: elderly, extrinsic factor, fall risk, intrinsic factor
Penulis: Dwi Agnes Fristantia, Reni Zulfitri, Yesi Hasneli N
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd180078

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