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Physical functioning and fall-related efficacy among community-dwelling elderly people

Författare och institution:
Hadeel Halaweh (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för hälsa och rehabilitering); Carin Willén (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för hälsa och rehabilitering); Anna Grimby-Ekman (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för hälsa och rehabilitering & Hälsometri); Ulla Svantesson (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för hälsa och rehabilitering)
Publicerad i:
European Journal of Physiotherapy, 18 ( 1 ) s. 11-17
ISSN:
2167-9169
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the association between physical functioning and fall-related efficacy among community-dwelling elderly people.Method: Participants (n = 176) were 60 years old and older. Data were collected using physical functioning tests: hand grip strength, Timed Up and Go (TUG), Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) and History of Falling Checklist (HoFC). Statistical analyses were used to determine group differences with respect to age, gender and fall history, as well as the correlation between the total scores of the FES-I and hand grip strength, TUG and SPPB.Results. Values of physical functioning measures were significantly higher in non-fallers than in fallers (p < 0.05). The FES-I total scores were positively correlated with TUG (rs = 0.615) and negatively correlated with hand grip strength (rs =-0.522) and SPPB scores (rs =-0.727). There were significant differences in the FES-I scores according to TUG and SPPB cut-off values (p < 0.001).Conclusion: Higher physical functioning values were associated with a lower incidence of falling and a lower level of fear of falling. Maintaining and improving physical functioning should be considered as an important factor that may influence fall-related efficacy and risk of falling among elderly people. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Neurovetenskaper
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Hälsovetenskaper ->
Arbetsterapi
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap ->
Gerontologi, medicinsk/hälsovetenskaplig inriktning
Nyckelord:
Falling, Functional performance, Hand grip strength, Short Physical Performance Battery
Postens nummer:
240726
Posten skapad:
2016-08-24 15:23
Posten ändrad:
2016-08-24 15:24

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