Shoe characteristics and balance in older women.

  title={Shoe characteristics and balance in older women.},
  author={Stephen R. Lord and Guy M Bashford},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={44 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether shoe characteristics affect balance in older women. DESIGN Randomized order, cross-over, controlled comparison. SETTING A retirement village. PARTICIPANTS Thirty women aged 60 to 89 years (mean 78.7 SD = 8.5). Twenty-five subjects were hostel residents, and five were living independently in the community. OUTCOME MEASURES Postural sway, maximal balance range, and co-ordinated stability. MAIN RESULTS The subjects underwent assessments of static balance… CONTINUE READING

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