Functional balance tests in 76-year-olds in relation to performance, activities of daily living and platform tests.

@article{Frndin1995FunctionalBT,
  title={Functional balance tests in 76-year-olds in relation to performance, activities of daily living and platform tests.},
  author={Kerstin Fr{\"a}ndin and Ulla Sonn and Ulla Svantesson and G Grimby},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={231-41}
}
Functional balance was studied in a sample of 98 women and 75 men from a population study. Tests used were one-legged stance and walking in a figure of eight. The results revealed that both static and dynamic functional balance were significantly correlated to isometric knee extensor strength, walking speed and stair-climbing capacity, while the association with activities of daily living (ADL) was modest in this sample of relatively healthy elderly persons. A sub-sample of 17 women and 10 men… CONTINUE READING

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