Activity restriction induced by fear of falling and objective and subjective measures of physical function: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Deshpande2008ActivityRI,
  title={Activity restriction induced by fear of falling and objective and subjective measures of physical function: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Nandini Deshpande and E. Jeffrey Metter and Fulvio Lauretani and Stefania Bandinelli and Jack Guralnik and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={615-20}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether activity restriction specifically induced by fear of falling (FF) contributes to greater risk of disability and decline in physical function. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Population-based older cohort. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred seventy-three community-living elderly (> or = 65) participants in the Invecchiare in Chianti Study who reported FF. MEASUREMENTS FF, fear-induced activity restriction, cognition, depressive symptoms, comorbidities… CONTINUE READING
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