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Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the Timed Up & Go Test.
The TUG is a sensitive and specific measure for identifying community-dwelling adults who are at risk for falls and the ability to predict falls is not enhanced by adding a secondary task when performing the TUG.
Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice
Theoretical Framework for Clinical Practice and Clinical Management of the Patient with Reach, Grasp, or Manipulation Disorders.
Motor Control: Theory and Practical Applications
This text bridges the gap between research/theory and practice by focusing on the scientific and experimental basis of new motor control theories by specifically illustrating how recent findings and theories can be applied to clinical practice.
Attention and the control of posture and gait: a review of an emerging area of research.
Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults.
A simple predictive model based on two risk factors can be used by physical therapists to quantify fall risk in community-dwelling older adults and Identification of patients with a high fall risk can lead to an appropriate referral into a fall prevention program.
Assessing the Influence of Sensory Interaction on Balance
Assessment of standing balance is essential to the treatment of instability in the neurologic patient. The development of clinical techniques for evaluating instability is dependent on a thorough…
The effects of two types of cognitive tasks on postural stability in older adults with and without a history of falls.
- A. Shumway-cook, M. Woollacott, K. A. Kerns, M. Baldwin
- PsychologyThe journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
- 1 July 1997
Results suggest that when postural stability is impaired, even relatively simple cognitive tasks can further impact balance and suggest that the allocation of attention during the performance of concurrent tasks is complex.
Postural perturbations: new insights for treatment of balance disorders.
The neural control of posture as understood through studies of automatic responses to mechanical perturbations is reviewed, and how an understanding of the specific systems underlying postural control can help to focus and enrich therapeutic approaches is discussed.
Attentional demands and postural control: the effect of sensory context.
- A. Shumway-cook, M. Woollacott
- Psychology, MedicineThe journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological…
Results suggest that with aging, attentional demands for postural control increase as sensory information decreases, and the inability to allocate sufficient attention to postural stability under multitask conditions may be a contributing factor to imbalance and falls in some older adults.
Falls in the Medicare Population: Incidence, Associated Factors, and Impact on Health Care
- A. Shumway-cook, M. Ciol, J. Hoffman, B. Dudgeon, K. Yorkston, L. Chan
- Medicine, Political SciencePhysical Therapy
- 1 April 2009
Falls are common and may be associated with significant health care costs, and health care providers may be missing many opportunities to provide fall prevention information to older people.