Lateral balance factors predict future falls in community-living older adults.

  title={Lateral balance factors predict future falls in community-living older adults.},
  author={Marjorie Johnson Hilliard and Katherine M. Martinez and Imke Janssen and Beatrice Edwards and M. H. Mille and Yun-hui Zhang and Mark W. Rogers},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={89 9},
OBJECTIVE To prospectively determine the capacity of measures of mediolateral (ML) protective stepping performance, maximum hip abduction torque, and trunk mobility, in order to predict the risk of falls among community-living older people. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING A balance and falls research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Medically screened and functionally independent community-living older adult volunteers (N=51). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Measures… CONTINUE READING

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