Factors associated with fear of falling and associated activity restriction in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review.

@article{Denkinger2015FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with fear of falling and associated activity restriction in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review.},
  author={Michael Dieter Denkinger and Albert Lukas and Thorsten Nikolaus and Klaus Hauer},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          72-86
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Fear of falling (FOF) is an important threat to autonomy. Current interventions to reduce FOF have yielded conflicting results. A possible reason for this discrepancy could be its multicausality. Some risk factors may not have been identified and addressed in recent studies. The last systematic review included studies until 2006. METHODS To identify additional risk factors for FOF and to test those mentioned previously, we conducted a systematic literature review. Studies examining… CONTINUE READING
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