Source: Age and Ageing, 2012, 41 (5), p. 665-669
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Date of publication: September 2012
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study explored the associations between spatiotemporal gait and falls in older people who had a cognitive impairment, as well as investigating sensorimotor and neuropsychological factors to see if these mediate gait performance and falls. According to the study, slow and variable gait patterns increase the risk of falls in those studied, and the association between gait and falls appears to be mediated by reduced sensorimotor function.
Length of publication: 4 pages
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