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Falls are a major public health issue globally, leading to injury, disability,and death. This study aimed to explore health literacy about falling and fall prevention behaviors and examine the association between personal factors, health status, health literacy about falling, and fall prevention behaviors. The sample consisted of 260 older adults, who were recruited according to inclusion criteria and multistage sampling. Data were collected using demographic data, health literacy about falling, and fall prevention behaviors questionnaires. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation, Point Biserial Correlation, and Spearman’s Rank Correlation.Results revealed that older adults had health literacy about falling and fall prevention behaviors at a high level. Correlation analysis revealed that age, gender, education level,health problem, medication use, and health literacy about falling were significantly
associated with fall prevention behaviors. Therefore, health care personnel should promote health literacy about fall prevention to older adults, especially self-management and media literacy skills. These actions will assist them to have appropriate fall prevention behaviors and prevent falls in the future.
Keywords: Health literacy about falling, Fall prevention behaviors, Older adults, Falls
บทความ ข้อมูล เนื้อหา รูปภาพ ฯลฯ ที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสาร ถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสาร หากบุคคลหรือหน่วยงานใดต้องการนำทั้งหมดหรือส่วนหนึ่งส่วนใดไปเผยแพร่หรือเพื่อกระทำการใด ใด จะต้องได้รับอนุญาตเป็นลายลักษณ์อักษรจากรามาธิบดีพยาบาลสารก่อนเท่านั้น
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