Postural stability and history of falls in cognitively able older adults: the Canton Ticino study.

@article{Merlo2012PosturalSA,
  title={Postural stability and history of falls in cognitively able older adults: the Canton Ticino study.},
  author={Andrea Merlo and Damiano Zemp and Enrica Zanda and Sabrina Rocchi and Fabiano Meroni and Mauro Tettamanti and Angela Recchia and Ugo da Lucca and Pierluigi Quadri},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={662-6}
}
Falls are common events in the elderly and represent the main risk factor for fractures and other injuries. Strategies for fall prevention rely on the multifactorial assessment of the risk of falling. The contribution of instrumented balance assessment to the prediction of falls remains unclear in the literature. In this study, we analyzed the association between the fall-history of a wide sample of older people without dementia and the values of a set of posturographic parameters acquired in… CONTINUE READING

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