Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : risk of falls

A Study To Assess The Effectiveness Of Podiatric Care On The Risk Of Falls Among The Elderly At The Selected Rural Village Of Puducherry.

Dr.Malliga.M; kaviarasan. C; Dr.Rajeswari.R; Dr. S. Rathidevi .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 1956-1964

This study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of podiatric care on the risk of falls among elderly at the selected rural village of Puducherry.
Materials and Methods:The quantitative research approach was selected for the study with True experimental pretest and posttest design.60 elderly samples were selected through a simple random sampling method with lottery technique. Priortothedata collection, ethical clearance wasobtainedfromtheInstitutionalreviewcommittee.Informed consent was obtained from thestudy participants. A pre-test was done with structured demographic variables, clinical variables and Modified Berg Balance Scale. The intervention of Podiatric care was implemented to the elderly in the study group. The elderly in the control group received normal routine care.The post test was conducted on 14 th day by using Modified Berg Balance Scale for the elderly in the study and control group.The collected data were analyzed based on the above mentioned objectives using descriptive and inferential statistics