Balance confidence and functional balance in relation to falls in older persons with hip fracture history.

@article{Kulmala2007BalanceCA,
  title={Balance confidence and functional balance in relation to falls in older persons with hip fracture history.},
  author={Jenni Kulmala and Sanna Sihvonen and Mauri Kallinen and Markku Al{\'e}n and Ilkka Kiviranta and Sarianna Sipil{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of geriatric physical therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={114-20}
}
PURPOSE To investigate whether self-assessed balance confidence and functional balance are associated with falls in older persons with hip fracture history. METHODS This study is a part of a larger study on functional capacity and exercise rehabilitation in hip fracture patients. Seventy-nine patients, operated at the local hospital for collum or trochanter fracture within one-half to 7 years, participated in the laboratory measurements. Balance confidence was assessed with Activities… CONTINUE READING

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