Methods to assess and improve the physical parameters associated with fall risk in older adults

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2003-03
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Rogers, Michael E.
Rogers, Nicole L.
Takeshima, Nobuo
Islam, Mohammod M.
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Preventive medicine. 2003 Mar; 36(3): 255-64.

Abstract

Falls are common among older adults. Many physical parameters including reduced postural stability, decreased dynamic balance, gait disorders, strength deficits, difficulty standing from a chair, and other impairments have been shown to be strongly associated with fall risk in the elderly.

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