Source: Gait and Posture, 2016, Vol 44 p. 43-47
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Date of publication: February 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Footwear is likely to be a factor in falls, a major issue affecting older adults’ health. This study investigated the effect of footwear on minimum foot clearance, heel slippage and spatiotemporal variables of gait in community-dwelling older women. The results show that older women should be supported to make footwear choices with optimal fitting features; recommendations of particular styles and features of footwear may assist during falls prevention education to reduce the incidence of foot trips and falls.
Length of publication: 4 pages
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