노인전문병원에 입원한 뇌졸중환자의 복용약물과 관련된 낙상 위험요인 송경애1, 조옥희2, 박미화3 1가톨릭대학교 간호대학2극동정보대학3보바스 병원 Medication Use as a Risk Factor for Falls among Hospitalized Stroke Patients Kyeong-Yae Sohng1, Ok-Hee Cho2, Mi-Hwa Park3 1College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea2Keukdong College3Bobath Memorial Hospital Abstract Purpose: To identify the relationship between medication use and falls among hospitalized stroke patients. Method: The medical records of 472 patients with strokes were reviewed using a questionnaire on falling developed by the authors. Frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, and t-test and ${chi}^2$-test, multiple logistic regression analysis were done using the SAS program. Results: The rate for falls by the patients during their stay in the hospital was 14.0%. The length of stay was longer and the morbidity duration of stroke shorter in the fall group than in the non-fall group. The use of sedatives, laxatives, and antidepressants was a significant predictor of falls and was associated with increase likelihood of falling(1.82, 1.81, 1.75 times respectively). Conclusion: In hospitalized stroke patients, there was a significant association between the use of sedatives, laxatives, antidepressants and falls. The number and kinds of ingested drugs was also associated with falls. It is necessary to further analyze the causes of falls based on results of the present study. Key words: Accidental fails | Analgesics | Sedatives | Laxatives | Stroke 주요어: 낙상 | 진정제 | 대변완화제 | 항우울제 | 뇌졸중