Comparison of elderly nonfallers and fallers on performance measures of functional reach, sensory organization, and limits of stability.

@article{Wallmann2001ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of elderly nonfallers and fallers on performance measures of functional reach, sensory organization, and limits of stability.},
  author={Harvey W. Wallmann},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={M580-3}
}
BACKGROUND Previous literature indicates that balance impairment is a primary risk factor in the occurrence of falls, which has led clinicians to develop gross standardized balance assessment tests to distinguish elderly nonfallers from fallers. The purpose of this study was to compare functional reach (FR), limits of stability (LOS), and sensory organization among elderly nonfallers and fallers. METHODS FR was examined in 15 elderly nonfallers and 10 idiopathic fallers who were at least 60… CONTINUE READING

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