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Fear of falling (FOF) is associated with poor physical and psychosocial health and can have debilitating consequences especially when it leads to activity restriction. This study examined whether normal and dual task gait disruptions were independently associated with FOF and activity restriction or if they were fully explained by impaired health status.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine which cognitive tests are independently associated with performance on the Timed Up-and-Go Test (TUG). DESIGN Data were obtained from Wave 1 of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a population-based study assessing health, economic, and social aspects of aging. SETTING Community-dwelling adults completed a home based(More)
PURPOSE The three carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, are found at the macula and referred to as macular pigment (MP). This study was undertaken to investigate determinants of MP in a large randomly selected sample from the Republic of Ireland (as part of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [TILDA]). METHODS MP optical density (MPOD)(More)
BACKGROUND Knowing the reliability of cognitive tests, particularly those commonly used in clinical practice, is important in order to interpret the clinical significance of a change in performance or a low score on a single test. OBJECTIVE To report the intra-class correlation (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM) and minimum detectable change (MDC)(More)
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