Determinants of disparities between perceived and physiological risk of falling among elderly people: cohort study

@inproceedings{Delbaere2010DeterminantsOD,
  title={Determinants of disparities between perceived and physiological risk of falling among elderly people: cohort study},
  author={Kim Delbaere and Jacqueline C. T. Close and Henry Brodaty and Perminder S. Sachdev and Stephen R. Lord},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVES To gain an understanding of elderly people's fear of falling by exploring the prevalence and determinants of perceived and physiological fall risk and to understand the role of disparities in perceived and physiological risk in the cause of falls. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Community sample drawn from eastern Sydney, Australia. PARTICIPANTS 500 men and women aged 70-90 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Baseline assessment of medical, physiological, and… CONTINUE READING

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