Differences in axial segment reorientation during standing turns predict multiple falls in older adults

Rachel L Wright, Derek M Peters, Paul D Robinson, Alice J Sitch, Thomas N Watt, Mark A Hollands

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Abstract

The assessment of standing turning performance is proposed to predict fall risk in older adults. This study investigated differences in segmental coordination during a 360° standing turn task between older community-dwelling fallers and non-fallers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-5
Number of pages5
JournalGait and Posture
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Orientation
  • Humans
  • Aged
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Postural Balance
  • Accidental Falls
  • Prospective Studies
  • Cohort Studies
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Incidence
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Rotation
  • Posture

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