Psychological indicators of balance confidence: relationship to actual and perceived abilities.

  title={Psychological indicators of balance confidence: relationship to actual and perceived abilities.},
  author={Anita M. Myers and L E Powell and Brian E. Maki and Pamela Jean Holliday and Lawrence R. Brawley and W Sherk},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={51 1},
BACKGROUND This study compares several psychological indicators of balance confidence in relation to physical performance, past and current experience, gender bias, and other perceptions of daily functioning. METHODS Sixty community-dwelling ambulatory elders (aged 65-95) were administered the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC), and three dichotomous questions on fear of falling, activity avoidance, and perceived need for personal assistance to… CONTINUE READING

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