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Göteborg kommuns utdelning av broddar till kommunens äldre: Effekten på fallskador till följd av halka på is och snö
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gothenburg municipality’s distribution of anti-slip devices to the municipality’s elderly : The effect of fall related injuries due to slipping on ice and snow (English)
Abstract [sv]

Inledning: Göteborgs kommun implementerade år 2013 en intervention i form av gratis utdelning av broddar till kommunens äldre befolkning (65+), i ett försök att reducera antalet fall/halkolyckor på is/snö. Syftet med detta papper var att se över om interventionen hade haft en effekt på incidensen av fotgängarolyckor gällande fall/halkskador bland kommunens äldre befolkning.

Metod: Pappret applicerade en kontrollerad före– och efterstudie för att se på skillnader mellan en föreperiod (2009–2012), då halkskydd ännu inte var utdelade, mot en efterperiod (2013–2016) då interventionen hade implementerats.

Resultat: När interventionsgruppen (65+) jämfördes mot kontrollgruppen (16–64) hade antalet incidenser på is/snö minskat med 34.36 fall/halkolyckor per 100 000 efter utdelningen av broddar. Liknande trender kunde inte utläsas när analyser gjordes mot närliggande kontrollkommuner. Placebotest visade heller inte på någon signifikant effekt för Göteborg då placebokontroller utfördes för tidigare observerade perioder (2003–2010).

Slutsats: Resultaten tyder på att antalet fall/halkincidenser på is/snö bland äldre invånare i Göteborgs kommun har sjunkit med 36 procent efter kommunens åtgärd.

Abstract [en]

Introduction: In 2013, Gothenburg municipality implemented an intervention in the form of free distribution of anti-slip devices to the municipality’s elderly population (65+) to reduce the amount of falls/slips on ice/snow. The aim of this paper was to evaluate if the intervention had an effect on the incidence of pedestrian accidents involving falls/slips among the municipality’s elderly.

Methods: This paper applied a controlled before-and-after study to test for differences between a before period (2009-2012), when anti-slip devices were not yet distributed, to an after period (2013-2016) when the intervention had been implemented.

Results: When the intervention group (age 65+ years) was compared to the control group (age 16–64 years), the number of incidences had significantly decreased by 34.36 falls/slips on ice/snow per 100 000 person-years after the distribution of anti-slip devices had been made. Similar trends were not seen when analysis were done to nearby control municipalities. A placebo test did not show any significant effect of Gothenburg as placebo controls were made on earlier observed periods (2003-2010).

Conclusion: The results suggest that the number of fall/slip incidences on ice/snow among the municipality’s elderly residents has been reduced by 36 percent after the municipal intervention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
intervention, casual effect, program theory, evaluation, risk, prevention, pedestrian accidents
Keywords [sv]
intervention, kausal effekt, programteori, utvärdering, risk, prevention, fotgängarolyckor
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55330OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-55330DiVA, id: diva2:1113996
Educational program
Risk Management in society (120 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2017-09-07 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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