Mild Joint Symptoms Are Associated with Lower Risk of Falls than Asymptomatic Individuals with Radiological Evidence of Osteoarthritis

@inproceedings{Mat2015MildJS,
  title={Mild Joint Symptoms Are Associated with Lower Risk of Falls than Asymptomatic Individuals with Radiological Evidence of Osteoarthritis},
  author={Sumaiyah Mat and Pey June Tan and Chin Teck Ng and Farhana Fadzli and Faizatul Izza Rozalli and Ee Ming Khoo and Keith D. Hill and Maw Pin Tan and Alfonso Fasano},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Osteoarthritis (OA) exacerbates skeletal muscle functioning, leading to postural instability and increased falls risk. However, the link between impaired physical function, OA and falls have not been elucidated. We investigated the role of impaired physical function as a potential mediator in the association between OA and falls. This study included 389 participants [229 fallers (≥2 falls or one injurious fall in the past 12 months), 160 non-fallers (no history of falls)], age (≥65 years) from… CONTINUE READING
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