Physical fatigue affects gait characteristics in older persons.

  title={Physical fatigue affects gait characteristics in older persons.},
  author={Jorunn L. Helbostad and Sara Leirfall and Rolf Moe-Nilssen and Olav Sletvold},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={62 9},
BACKGROUND Fatigue affects self-reported functioning in older persons. Balance and gait problems increase fall risk. The effect of physical fatigue in the elderly population in general, and on balance control during walking in particular is not well known. This study investigates how a repeated sit-to-stand task affects gait control in older persons. METHODS Twenty-two persons (mean age 78 years) took part in a fatigue group (FG), and 22 persons (mean age 80 years) in a matched control group… CONTINUE READING