The Association Between Walking Ability and Falls in Elderly Japanese Living in the Community Using a Path Analysis

@article{Hiura2011TheAB,
  title={The Association Between Walking Ability and Falls in Elderly Japanese Living in the Community Using a Path Analysis},
  author={Mizue Hiura and Hiroyo Nemoto and Kazuko Nishisaka and Kiyomi Higashi and Takahiko Katoh},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={957-962}
}
The aim of this study is to investigate the association between falls and physiological factors primarilly the toe-gap force and the Good Walker’s Index using a path analysis. Three hundred and sixty-two (362) elderly people, over 65 years of age, undertook five types of walking ability and physiological tests, The Toe-gap Force and the Good Walker’s Index, which consists of 10-m walking time, Maximal Step Length (MSL), 40/20 cm step test, and tandem gait. Questions concerning demographic… CONTINUE READING