Falls prediction in elderly people: a 1-year prospective study.

@article{Swanenburg2010FallsPI,
  title={Falls prediction in elderly people: a 1-year prospective study.},
  author={Jaap Swanenburg and Eling D de Bruin and Daniel Uebelhart and Theo Mulder},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={317-21}
}
The aim of the present study was to determine whether force plate variables in single- and dual-task situations are able to predict the risk of multiple falls in a community-dwelling elderly population. Two hundred and seventy elderly persons (225 females, 45 males; age, 73+/-7 years) performed balance assessment with and without vision. Seven force plate variables were assessed to predict the risk of multiple falls; maximum displacement in the anteroposterior and medial-lateral directions (Max… CONTINUE READING

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