Falls in the elderly: Part I, Gait.

@article{Gehlsen1990FallsIT,
  title={Falls in the elderly: Part I, Gait.},
  author={Gale Gehlsen and Mitchell H. Whaley},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1990},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={735-8}
}
The aim of this study was to determine a gait profile of two groups of elderly adults: one with a history of falls and one without a history of falls. The following gait characteristics were identified: step frequency, stance time, swing time, double support time, step length, heel width, heel height, toe height, and hip, knee, and ankle angular excursion. The history of falls group was composed of 25 subjects (seven men and 18 women), and the no history of falls group was composed of 30… CONTINUE READING