Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls--a population-based study

Kara L Martin, Leigh Blizzard, Velandai K Srikanth, Amanda Wood, Russell Thomson, Lauren M Sanders, Michele L Callisaya

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Abstract

There is a poor understanding of the interplay between cognitive and physiological functions in leading to falls. We hypothesized that poorer physiological function would modify the effect of poorer cognitive function on increased risk of falling in older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-7
Number of pages7
JournalThe journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Accidental Falls
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Executive Function
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Activity
  • Risk Factors
  • Tasmania
  • Vision, Ocular
  • Walking

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