Strength, mobility and falling in women referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic.

@article{Janssen2004StrengthMA,
  title={Strength, mobility and falling in women referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic.},
  author={Hennie C J P Janssen and Monique M Samson and Ingrid B A E Meeuwsen and Sijmen A. Duursma and Harald J. J. Verhaar},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={122-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Mobility impairment and falling have a multifactorial etiology in frail older people. Muscle weakness is one of the risk factors and is accessible to intervention. The aim of this study was to determine the most important contributors of mobility and indicators of fall occurrence in women referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic. METHODS Mobility was assessed using the Timed 'Get-Up-and-Go' test (TGUG) and the modified Coopertest (COOP). Falling was assessed… CONTINUE READING

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