Which neuromuscular or cognitive test is the optimal screening tool to predict falls in frail community-dwelling older people?

@article{Shimada2009WhichNO,
  title={Which neuromuscular or cognitive test is the optimal screening tool to predict falls in frail community-dwelling older people?},
  author={Hiroyuki Shimada and Megumi Suzukawa and Anne Tiedemann and Kumiko Kobayashi and Hideyo Yoshida and Takao K Suzuki},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={532-8}
}
BACKGROUND The use of falls risk screening tools may aid in targeting fall prevention interventions in older individuals most likely to benefit. OBJECTIVE To determine the optimal physical or cognitive test to screen for falls risk in frail older people. METHODS This prospective cohort study involved recruitment from 213 day-care centers in Japan. The feasibility study included 3,340 ambulatory individuals aged 65 years or older enrolled in the Tsukui Ordered Useful Care for Health (TOUCH… CONTINUE READING
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