Household Risk Factors and Intention of Safety Equipment Use among the Elderly: a Survey from Two Districts of Beijing
Qiujie Zhang, Yingnan Ma, Wei Zhu, Xing Gao, Pengxia Zhao
Available Online November 2016.
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- he elderly; risk factors; safety equipment use; living environmental conditions
- To understand the household risk factors and willingness of safety equipment use of the elderly, 789 elderly people were surveyed with questionnaires in two districts of Beijing. Related factors in gender, age, level of education, physiological status, psychological status, household environment conditions and willingness of safety equipment use were analyzed. Results showed that risk factors generally existed among the elderly. Unsafe environmental conditions and lack of necessary safety equipment were major problems. Besides, compared with the elderly with fewer individual risk factors, the elderly with more risk factors were more likely to ignore their own safety status, and showed less use of safety equipment. It was suggested that the government should invest in environmental improvement in the districts according to the elderly people's safety needs. Related safety training and education should be provided to enhance the safety capacity of the elderly. Household environment conditions should be regularly checked to eliminate the hidden dangers. Safety equipment with high-level technology should be developed based on the needs of the elderly. Special attention should be paid to the safety of the elderly with more individual risk factors
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TY - CONF AU - Qiujie Zhang AU - Yingnan Ma AU - Wei Zhu AU - Xing Gao AU - Pengxia Zhao PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Household Risk Factors and Intention of Safety Equipment Use among the Elderly: a Survey from Two Districts of Beijing BT - 7th Annual Meeting of Risk Analysis Council of China Association for Disaster Prevention (RAC-2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 453 EP - 457 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.73 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/rac-16.2016.73 ID - Zhang2016/11 ER -