Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, vol 43 no 1 p. 76-84
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Date of publication: January 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Fear of falling (FOF) is common in older adults and consequences can be serious, both physically and psychosocially. There are a number of factors associated with the phenomenon, which include rising from a knee-height chair, lower household income, using a walking stick or other aid, poor physical health, using public transport, balance problems and lower educational level, amongst other factors. Knowing these can be used in primary care to identify those with FOF, which in turn can benefit fall prevention interventions.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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