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

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Authors

  • Derek M Peters
  • Paul D Robinson
  • Thomas N Watt

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-5
Number of pages5
JournalGait and Posture
Volume36
Issue number3
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