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

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Titre
The relationship between fear of falling and foot clearance in older people
Titre de la conférence
GSA 2012, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Charting New Frontiers in Aging
Auteur(s)
Rochat S., Mariani C., Hoskowec C., Botrugno F., Piot-Ziegler C., Aminian K., Santos-Eggimann B., Büla C.
Adresse
San Diego, United-States, November 14-18, 2012
ISBN
0016-9013
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Série
Gerontologist
Pages
435-436
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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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21/01/2013 10:36
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20/08/2019 14:43
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