Measurements of stepping accuracy in a multitarget stepping task as a potential indicator of fall risk in elderly individuals.

@article{Yamada2011MeasurementsOS,
  title={Measurements of stepping accuracy in a multitarget stepping task as a potential indicator of fall risk in elderly individuals.},
  author={Minoru Yamada and Takahiro Higuchi and Buichi Tanaka and Koutatsu Nagai and Kazuki Uemura and Tomoki Aoyama and N. Ichihashi},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 9},
  pages={994-1000}
}
BACKGROUND Elderly individuals who are at high risk for a fall generally exhibit increased gait variability, a decline in visuomotor control of foot movement, and cognitive impairment, particularly in executive functions. A new walking test, a multitarget stepping task, was developed in the present study to identify elderly individuals with impaired stepping performance on a walkway requiring the involvement of executive functions to find a footfall target. METHODS Thirty-one high-risk (82.7… CONTINUE READING

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