Physical Activity and Different Concepts of Fall Risk Estimation in Older People–Results of the ActiFE-Ulm Study

@inproceedings{Klenk2015PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical Activity and Different Concepts of Fall Risk Estimation in Older People–Results of the ActiFE-Ulm Study},
  author={Jochen Klenk and Ngaire Kerse and Kilian Rapp and Thorsten Nikolaus and Clemens Becker and Dietrich Rothenbacher and R. P{\'e}ter and Michael Dieter Denkinger and Stephen D Ginsberg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between physical activity and two measures of fall incidence in an elderly population using person-years as well as hours walked as denominators and to compare these two approaches. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with one-year follow-up of falls using fall calendars. Physical activity was defined as walking duration and recorded at baseline over one week using a thigh-worn uni-axial accelerometer (activPAL; PAL Technologies, Glasgow, Scotland… CONTINUE READING
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