Source: Age and Ageing, 2014, online
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Date of publication: June 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: A fall occurs when an individual experiences a loss of balance from which they are unable to recover. Assessment of balance recovery ability in older adults may therefore help to identify individuals at risk of falls. The purpose of this 12-month prospective study was to assess whether the ability to recover from a forward loss of balance with a single step across a range of lean magnitudes was predictive of falls.
Length of publication: 7 pages
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