Road traffic accidents involving elderly people: an integrative review

  • Furtado B
  • Lima A
  • Ferreira R
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Abstract Objective: To identify the epidemiological and socio-demographic profile of elderly victims of traffic accidents reported in articles published in scientific literature from 2013 to 2018. Method: The Literatura Latino Americana em Ciências da Saúde (Latin American Literature in Health Sciences), Base de Dados de Enfermagem (Database in Nursing), Scientific Electronic Library Online, and Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online databases were used, with the guiding question being: What is the scientific production on traffic accidents involving elderly people? A total of 355 articles were found. After the application of the selection criteria, 16 were evaluated, and nine remained for final analysis. Results: The age range was 60 to 69 years and the majority of the sample were men, who were married and had low schooling. Being run over was the most frequent accident. The width of the traffic lanes and the time of the accident influenced the frequency and risk of accidents and the severity of the injuries. Conclusion: Younger elderly persons were the most affected, and being run over was the most frequent type of accident.Resumo Objetivo: Conhecer o perfil epidemiológico e sociodemográfico de idosos vítimas de acidentes de transporte terrestre relatados em artigos publicados na literatura científica no período de 2013 a 2018. Método: Foram utilizadas as bases de dados eletrônicas Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (PubMed), Literatura Latino Americana em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS), a biblioteca virtual Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) e a plataforma ScienceDirect, com a pergunta norteadora: Qual a produção científica sobre acidentes de transporte terrestre envolvendo pessoas idosas? Encontrados 355 artigos. Após aplicação dos critérios de seleção, 16 artigos foram avaliados, restando nove para análise final. Resultados: A faixa de idade mais prevalente foi de 60 a 69 anos, homens, casados, com baixa escolaridade. Os atropelamentos foram os mais frequentes. A largura das vias, e o horário dos acidentes influenciam na frequência, no risco de acontecer os acidentes e na gravidade das lesões. Conclusão: Os idosos mais jovens foram os mais afetados, e o atropelamento foi o tipo de acidente mais frequente.

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Furtado, B. M. A. S. M., Lima, A. C. B. de, & Ferreira, R. C. G. (2019). Road traffic accidents involving elderly people: an integrative review. Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, 22(3). https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-22562019022.190053

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