Relationship Between Social Networks And The Risk For Falls

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The purpose of the current study on the community-dwelling older adults living in the south-central Minnesota was to determine the relationship between social networks and the risk for falls. This study had not only explored the absence or presence of different types of social networks, but also assessed the impact of the size of social networks, frequency of contact, and closeness with social networks on the risk for falls among community-dwelling older adults. The aim of this chapter is to provide summary and conclusion, and offer recommendations based on the findings of the present study for the future researcher.

Summary
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between social networks and the risk for falls among community-dwelling older adults residing in the south-central Minnesota. The analysis that was planned for this study determined the correlation between social networks and the risk for falls, correlation between different type of social networks and the risk for falls, and the difference on the total score of LSNS between older adults who are at risk for falls and not at risk for falls. The dependent variable of this study was the risk for falls among community-dwelling older adults. The independent variables for this study were the size and the quality of different type of social networks.
This study utilized a printed survey, which included three different sections: 1) Demographics, 2) Fall Risk Questionnaire (FRQ), and 3) Lubben Social…
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