Muscle weakness and falls in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


OBJECTIVES To evaluate and summarize the evidence of muscle weakness as a risk factor for falls in older adults. DESIGN Random-effects meta-analysis. SETTING English-language studies indexed in MEDLINE and CINAHL (1985-2002) under the key words aged and accidental falls and risk factors; bibliographies of retrieved papers. PARTICIPANTS Fifty percent… (More)


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