The sex and age of older adults influence the outcome of induced trips.

@article{Pavol1999TheSA,
  title={The sex and age of older adults influence the outcome of induced trips.},
  author={Michael J. Pavol and Tammy M. Owings and Kevin T. Foley and Mark D. Grabiner},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={M103-8}
}
BACKGROUND Falls are a significant source of morbidity and mortality in older adults, with up to 53% of these falls due to tripping. To aid in fall prevention, there is a need to identify the factors that determine whether a trip is recoverable and those factors that increase an older adult's risk of falling. METHODS Trips were induced during gait in 79 healthy, community-dwelling, safety-harnessed older adults (50 women) using a concealed, mechanical obstacle. Trip outcomes were graded as… CONTINUE READING

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