The Balance Ability of Fallers and Non-Fallers in Psychiatric Patients at a Long Term Care Unit

San Ping Wang, Jen Suh Chern, Jer Hao Chang, Bo Jian Wu, Hsiao Ju Sun, Jiunn Ying Liou

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Abstract

With the increasing age, chronicity of illness, and medication side-effects, the psychiatric patients tend to have higher incidence of commodity and rate of accidents. Falls is the most devastating accidents and the ability to maintain balance is pivotal for the well-beings of this population. It appeared that different patterns of fall risk factors may be evident in psychiatric patients but with few scientific evidence. The existing tools for evaluation of risk of falls were not applicable on this population. This study intended to quantitatively measure the balance ability in psychiatric patients with and without fall history. The results could further contribute to falls prevention in long term care unit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages278-281
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 16
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Oct 312016 Nov 2

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2016
CountryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period16-10-3116-11-02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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