Gait instability and fractal dynamics of older adults with a "cautious" gait: why do certain older adults walk fearfully?

@article{Herman2005GaitIA,
  title={Gait instability and fractal dynamics of older adults with a "cautious" gait: why do certain older adults walk fearfully?},
  author={T. Herman and Nir Giladi and T. Gurevich and J. Hausdorff},
  journal={Gait \& posture},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          178-85
        }
}
Many older adults walk with a cautious and impaired gait of unknown origin, however, the relationship between fear of falling and the observed gait changes is not well understood. To better understand the "cautious" gait of the elderly, we tested the hypothesis that temporal gait variability, putatively a marker of intrinsic walking unsteadiness, is increased among older adults with a cautious gait and a higher-level gait disorder (HLGD), an altered gait that cannot be attributed to a well… Expand
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