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Title: Use of structural models to elucidate the occurrence of falls among older adults according to abdominal obesity : a cross-sectional study.
Authors: Monteiro, Elma Lúcia de Freitas
Ikegami, Érica Midori
Oliveira, Nayara Gomes Nunes
Reis, Erika Cardoso dos
Virtuoso Junior, Jair Sindra
Keywords: Aged
Accidental falls
Obesity
Abdominal
Models
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: MONTEIRO, E. L. de F. et al. Use of structural models to elucidate the occurrence of falls among older adults according to abdominal obesity : a cross-sectional study. Sao Paulo Medical Journal, v. 14, n. 1, p. 51-59, jan./fev. 2023. Disponível em: <https://www.scielo.br/j/spmj/a/ZBjt5M8q5XcBWwkD73xxsdR/>. Acesso em: 01 ago. 2023.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for falls in older adults, but the effects of body fat distribution and its interaction with other factors are not well established. OBJECTIVES: To verify the occurrence of falls among older adults with and without abdominal obesity and the effects of sociodemographic, health, and behavioral variables on this outcome. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional study in an urban area of Alcobaça, Brazil. METHODS: Men and women older than 60 years with (270) and without (184) abdominal obesity were included. Sociodemographic, health, and behavioral data were collected using validated questionnaires in Brazil. Descriptive and path analyses were performed (P < 0.05). RESULTS: The occurrence of falls was high in participants with abdominal obesity (33.0%). In both groups, a higher number of morbidities (β = 0.25, P < 0.001; β = 0.26, P = 0.002) was directly associated with a higher occurrence of falls. Among participants without abdominal obesity, a lower number of medications (β = -0.16; P = 0.04), a higher number of depressive symptoms (β = 0.15; P = 0.04), worse performance on the agility and dynamic balance tests (β = 0.37; P < 0.001), and lower functional disability for basic activities of daily living (β = -0.21; P = 0.006) were directly associated with the occurrence of falls. CONCLUSION: Adults older than 60 years with abdominal obesity have a higher prevalence of falls. Different factors were associated with the occurrence of falls in both groups.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufop.br/jspui/handle/123456789/17663
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: https://doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2021.0738.R1.07042022
ISSN: 1806-9460
metadata.dc.rights.license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons license. Fonte: PDF do artigo.
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