Trunk repositioning errors are increased in balance-impaired older adults.

  title={Trunk repositioning errors are increased in balance-impaired older adults.},
  author={Allon Goldberg and Manuel Enrique Hernandez and Neil B. Alexander},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={60 10},
BACKGROUND Controlling the flexing trunk is critical in recovering from a loss of balance and avoiding a fall. To investigate the relationship between trunk control and balance in older adults, we measured trunk repositioning accuracy in young and balance-impaired and unimpaired older adults. METHODS Young adults (N = 8, mean age 24.3 years) and two groups of community-dwelling older adults defined by unipedal stance time (UST)-a balance-unimpaired group (UST > 30 seconds, N = 7, mean age 73… CONTINUE READING

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