A longitudinal investigation of fear of falling, fear of pain, and activity avoidance in community-dwelling older adults.

OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to examine the role of fear of falling, fear of pain, and associated activity avoidance in the prediction of pain and falls. METHOD A 6-month longitudinal study of older community-dwelling adults. RESULTS The authors found that fear of falling is a better predictor of falls than is activity avoidance… CONTINUE READING