Posturography and balance problems in older people.

  title={Posturography and balance problems in older people.},
  author={Robert W. Baloh and Sarah Spain and T. M. Socotch and Kathleen M Jacobson and Timothy B. Bell},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={43 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine which measurements and test conditions on posturography are most useful for identifying balance problems in older people. SUBJECTS Two samples of 70 community-dwelling older subjects (> 75 years). One group (controls) considered their balance normal for their age, and the other (patients) complained of imbalance. MEASUREMENTS Velocity of sway on static (with and without foam) and dynamic posturography, Tinetti gait and balance score, self-reported fear of falling, and… CONTINUE READING