Anxiety disorders and falls among older adults

Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, 2016, Vol 205 p. 20-27

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to determine associations between anxiety disorders and falls in older adults. Examination of this association suggested differential relationships between the genders. In men, lifetime anxiety disorder was associated with falling and with EFST score. In women, an association between lifetime anxiety disorder and falls was explained by psychotropic medication use, poor mobility and socioeconomic status. Although anxiety disorders were independently associated with a 3-fold increase in likelihood of reported falls and high falls risk among men, an independent association was not detected among women. These results may aid in prevention of falls through specific interventions aimed at reducing anxiety, particularly in men.

Length of publication: 7 Pages

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