Neuropsychological, balance, and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study

16/04/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation

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Date of publication: March 2014 95(3) pps480-6

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine whether impaired performance in a range of vision, proprioception, neuropsychological, balance, and mobility tests and pain and fatigue are associated with falls in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Yoga can significantly improve balance and mobility

19/08/2013

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda, 2013

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: News bulletin

In a nutshell: A pilot study carried out by researchers at the University of Sydney has confirmed what has been long believed to be true: yoga can significantly improve balance and mobility in older people. The study ran over a twelve week period, and results showed improvement in a range of measures. Older people who perform well in these balance and mobility tests are said to be about half as likely to fall as people with poor mobility.

Length of publication: 1 page


Depressive symptoms may predict falls in older Taiwanese people

14/12/2012

Source: Age and Ageing, 2012, 41(5) p. 606-612

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Date of publication: September 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study investigated depressive symptoms in older, community-dwelling adults in Taiwan, to see if they had any effect on the prevalence of falls. The participants were tested for their sensorimotor, balance and mobility and then followed up over two years. Depressive symptoms were common in older people, and were associated with an increased risk of falls. Findings suggest that falls prevention strategies should include interventions for depression along with those for strength, balance and maximising vision.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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