Background: Fall is a sudden, unintentional change in position causing an individual to land at a lower level.
Aim: This study will find out the relationship between the nursing home structure and prevalence of falling
down in nursing homes.
Method: Face to face Questionnaire for collecting information has been conducted after survey some previous
studies dealing with the same subject.
Result: The highest percentage of falling down among the studied sample of old adults was related to
polypharmacology by proportion of 79.4%.
Conclusion: This study concludes that there is a high prevalence of injuries post falling down in the Palestinian
nursing homes. The most frequent falling down was related to polypharmacology by proportion of 79.4%.
Keywords: older adult, nursing home, physical disabilities, polypharmacology, head injury, bruises, soft tissue
injury, Dementia, osteoporosis.
Scientific Cooperations International Workshops on Medical Topics, Ankara-TURKEY, 7-8 June 2014