Socio-Demographic, Nutritional Status, Risk Of Falls Toward Sarcopenia Among Community-Dwelling Elderly

  • Sumandar Sumandar STIKes Al Insyirah Pekanbaru
  • Rifa Yanti STIKes Al Insyirah Pekanbaru
  • Rohmi Fadhli STIKes Al Insyirah Pekanbaru
Keywords: Community-Dwelling Elderly, Nutritional Status, Risk of Falls, Sarcopenia

Abstract

Sarcopenia is  a condition of muscle degeneration, occurs due to multifactorial aging process and have impact toward increase  mortality . The purpose was to analyze correlation  Socio-demographic , Nutrition, Risk of fall toward sarcopenia among community Dwelling Elderly in the Pekanbaru.  Cross sectional study was conducted among 275 elderly selected by cluster sampling. Data were collected using questionnaires and analyzed using Chi-square test analyses.  There was a positive correlation between gender ( 0,023), marital status ( 0,019), Education level (  0,033), nutrition status ( 0,014),Risk of fall  (  0,008) toward Sarcopenia. Suggestions for research, it is necessary to have further research related factors of Sarcopenia. For nurses, it is better provide health education regarding factors that may be changed in elderly, should collaboration to stakeholder such as general practitioners, nutritionist, physiotherapist, family,  making policy.

Published
2021-05-02
How to Cite
Sumandar, S., Yanti, R., & Fadhli, R. (2021). Socio-Demographic, Nutritional Status, Risk Of Falls Toward Sarcopenia Among Community-Dwelling Elderly. STRADA Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan, 10(1), 130-137. https://doi.org/10.30994/sjik.v10i1.542