Depression and fear of falling in a falls prevention programme

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2015, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked into whether depression predicted less improvement in fear of falling and falls efficacy in older adults attending a fall prevention programme it found that there was no association between depression and change in fear of falling, but there was a correlation between improvement in depressive symptoms and improvement in falls efficacy, which raises the question of whether a cognitive behavioural intervention that simultaneously targets both depression and falls efficacy would be a useful component of a FPP.

Length of publication: 1 page

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