The relationship between fear of falling and foot clearance in older people

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serval:BIB_83B5FCB50B8B
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Publication sub-type
Abstract (Abstract): shot summary in a article that contain essentials elements presented during a scientific conference, lecture or from a poster.
Collection
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Title
The relationship between fear of falling and foot clearance in older people
Title of the conference
GSA 2012, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Charting New Frontiers in Aging
Author(s)
Rochat S., Mariani C., Hoskowec C., Botrugno F., Piot-Ziegler C., Aminian K., Santos-Eggimann B., Büla C.
Address
San Diego, United-States, November 14-18, 2012
ISBN
0016-9013
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Series
Gerontologist
Pages
435-436
Language
english
Abstract
Introduction : Fear of falling (FOF) is associated with falls and modifications
in gait parameters. Foot clearance during walking is directly
linked to tripping and falling. The relationship between FOF and foot
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clearance has never been evaluated. Methods : Participants (N=568,
aged 66 to 71 years, 57.2% women) underwent gait parameters measurements
using footworn sensors. Specific foot clearance parameters
evaluated included maximal and minimal heel and toe clearances and
their variability. FOF was assessed using a single question. Results :
Overall, 27.4% of the participants reported FOF. Compared to the others,
participants with FOF had decreased maximal heel (28.9 vs 30.4
cm, p<.001) and toe clearance (12.5 vs 13.8 cm, p<.001), and decreased
minimal toe clearance variability (SD 3.7 vs 4.0 cm, p<.001). Conclusion
: These preliminary results suggest a relationship between FOF and
foot clearance parameters. Multivariate analyses are underway.
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