The Impact of fall on the Quality of Life among Older Adults


Khadijeh Falahaty
Loke Seng Cheong


Background: Falls are one of the major health problems that affect the quality of life among older people. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between quality of life (Short Form12) and the risk factors of falls (functional mobility and fear of falling) in older adults. Methods: One hundred people aged 65 or older and living in the two welfare homes (Cheras in Selangor, and Seremban) in Malaysia participated in the study. Functional mobility (Timed Up and Go) and fear of falling (Visual Analogue Scale) were assessed as risk factors for falls. The quality of life was measured by Short Form-12 (SF-12). Results: There was negative correlation between Physical Health Component Summary of SF-12, General Health Perception and fear of falling, functional mobility (p < 0.05). Conclusion: We concluded that the risk factors for falls (functional mobility, fear of falling) in older adults are associated with decrease quality of life.


How to Cite
Falahaty, K., & Cheong, L. S. (2018). The Impact of fall on the Quality of Life among Older Adults. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 6(10). Retrieved from