Psychological, physical, and sensory correlates of fear of falling and consequent activity restriction in the elderly: the InCHIANTI study.

@article{Deshpande2008PsychologicalPA,
  title={Psychological, physical, and sensory correlates of fear of falling and consequent activity restriction in the elderly: the InCHIANTI study.},
  author={Nandini Deshpande and E. Jeffrey Metter and Stefania Bandinelli and Fulvio Lauretani and Beverly Gwen Windham and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={354-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify psychological, physical, and sensory function parameters that are specifically associated with fear of falling (FF) and fear-induced activity restriction in a population-based sample of older adults. DESIGN FF, fear-induced activity restriction, cognition, depression, personal mastery, chair-stand performance, standing balance, lower-limb and grip strength, visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, and vibrotactile sensitivity were evaluated in the population-based, older… CONTINUE READING

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