Objective The aim of this study was to determinate falling risk ofchildren who have been in Gulhane Military Medical Academy Hospital.
Methods The study wascaried out at department of paediatric surgery and department of pediatricsbetween February–March 2014 in Gulhane Military Medical Academy Hospital. Thepopulation of the study was consisted of 122 children. Diagnostic Falling RiskScale for Child Patients were used for data collection.
Results In the study group 36.1% of patients were female and 69.9%were male. The majority of patients were <3 years of age (32.8%). Thereasons having been in hospital in hospital included pulmonary disease (18.6%),neurological or neuromuscular disorders (13.7%), and cardiac disorders (2%), complicationsof prematurity (8.8%), inguinal region deformity (3%), immunological disease (5.9%), fluid and electrolyte disorders (3.8%),poisoning (%3) and cancer (27.5). It was 57.4% staying in hospital which isrange from one to seven days. It was found that falling risks were high levelwhich is 97.5%. There wasno stastically important difference in falling risks between gender (p?0.005).
Conclusion It was found high falling risk for children who have beenin our hospital.