Source: Age and Ageing, 2012, 41(5) p. 606-612
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Date of publication: September 2012
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This study investigated depressive symptoms in older, community-dwelling adults in Taiwan, to see if they had any effect on the prevalence of falls. The participants were tested for their sensorimotor, balance and mobility and then followed up over two years. Depressive symptoms were common in older people, and were associated with an increased risk of falls. Findings suggest that falls prevention strategies should include interventions for depression along with those for strength, balance and maximising vision.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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