publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Assessment of balance control in relation to fall risk among older people

Nordin, Ellinor;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Samhällsmedicin och rehabilitering
  • Country: Sweden
Falls and their consequences among older people are a serious medical and public health problem. Identifying individuals at risk of falling is therefore a major concern. The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate measurement tools of balance control and their predictive value when screening for fall risk in physically dependent individuals ≥65 years old living in residential care facilities, and physically independent individuals ≥75 years old living in the community. Following baseline assessments falls were monitored during six months in physically dependent individuals based on staff reports, and during one year in physically independent individuals based on ...
free text keywords: older people, falls, interactive gait, TUG, GUG, balance confidence, likelihood ratio, validity, reliability, risk factors, assessment, balance, gait, mobility, physical function, dual-task costs, step width, Physiotherapy, Sjukgymnastik/fysioterapi
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