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Introduction and purpose:Falling has a great importance among the elderlies. Even if no physical injury occurs, it can cause fear of falling down again and, consequently, reduce older adults’ activities. With regard to the prevalence of falling among older adults, its prevention is essential. Therefore, the present study was aimed to define the effect of need‑based education on prevention of older adults’ falling during their everyday instrumental life activities          
Materials and methods: This is a quasi-experimental study. Study population comprised all older adults, aged 60 years and over referring to health care centers in Isfahan in 2014. To collect data, 60 elderly people were selected through multi-stage random sampling. Data collection tool was Instrumental Activity of daily living Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19 and Descriptive and inferential tests were analyzed.
Findings: Results showed a significant difference between mean of instrumental activity of daily living scores in intervention group before, immediately after and one month after intervention (10.9, 14.7, 14.5 ( .Meanwhile, there was no significant deference between the scores immediately after and one month after intervention. There was no significant difference, observed between three time points in control group (mean=11.1 (.
Conclusions: According to the results of the study Implementation of education concerning prevention of older adults’ falls led to improvement of their instrumental activity of daily living in intervention group. Therefore, it is recommended that health workers train the elderly curriculum to prevent the fall.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/1 | Accepted: 2017/11/19 | Published: 2017/12/16

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