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Factors Associated with the Risk of Falls of Nursing Home Residents Aged 80 or Older

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Autor: Sañudo Corrales, Francisco de Borja
Álvarez Barbosa, Francisco
Pozo-Cruz, Jesús del
Alfonso Rosa, Rosa Mª
Rogers, Michael E.
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Educación Física y Deporte
Fecha: 2016-01
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Background: Falls are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in older and represents one of the major and most costly public health problems worldwide. Purpose: Evaluate the influences of lower limb muscle performance, static balance, functional independence and quality of life on fall risk as assessed with the Timed Up and Go test. Design: Crosssectional. Methods: Fifty-two residents aged 80 or older were assessed and distributed in one of the two study groups according to the time to complete the Timed Up and Go Test. A Kistler force platform and linear transducer was used to determinate lower limb muscle performance. Postural Stability was measured by recording the center of pressure. The EuroQol-5 dimension was used to assess Health-Related Quality of Life and the Barthel Index was used to examine functional status. Student t-test was performed to evaluate the differences between groups. Correlations between variables were analyzed using Spearman or Pea...
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DOI: 10.1002/rnj.229

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