The effects of reducing fear of falling on locomotion in older adults with a higher level gait disorder

@article{Balash2007TheEO,
  title={The effects of reducing fear of falling on locomotion in older adults with a higher level gait disorder},
  author={Yacov Balash and Merav Hadar-Frumer and Talia Herman and Chava Peretz and Nir Giladi and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
  year={2007},
  volume={114},
  pages={1309-1314}
}
Fear of falling (FOF) is one of the key clinical features affecting older adults with a higher-level gait disorder (HLGD), however, its effect on gait is not clear. Twenty-one HLGD patients walked under four conditions: 1) usual walking, 2) while holding a physical therapist’s hand, 3) while using a walker, and 4) while being guarded. All three interventions reduced FOF, but guarding did not significantly affect any gait parameter (p > 0.10) and the walker only increased gait speed. In contrast… CONTINUE READING
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