Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study.

@article{Boudreau2009CentralNS,
  title={Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study.},
  author={Robert T M Boudreau and Joseph T. Hanlon and Yazan F. Roumani and Stephanie A. Studenski and Christine M Ruby and Rollin M Wright and Sarah N Hilmer and Ronald I Shorr and Doug Bauer and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Anne B. Newman},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={916-22}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate whether CNS medication use in older adults was associated with a higher risk of future incident mobility limitation. METHODS This 5-year longitudinal cohort study included 3055 participants from the health, aging and body composition (Health ABC) study who were well-functioning at baseline. CNS medication use (benzodiazepine and opioid receptor agonists, antipsychotics, and antidepressants) was determined yearly (except year 4) during in-home or in-clinic interviews… CONTINUE READING

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