Physical function and health status among seniors with and without a fear of falling.

@article{Brouwer2004PhysicalFA,
  title={Physical function and health status among seniors with and without a fear of falling.},
  author={Brenda J Brouwer and Kristin E Musselman and Elsie Culham},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={135-41}
}
BACKGROUND Fear of falling (FF) is pervasive among older people and is an independent risk factor for decreased mobility and loss of quality of life. Although it is a serious health concern, little is known about the severity of the physical and health-related deficits in high-functioning fearful seniors. OBJECTIVE This study examined the physical correlates of FF in community-dwelling seniors in relation to their non-fearful counterparts and also explored the relevance of recent fall history… CONTINUE READING