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Inferior physical performance tests in 10,998 men in the MrOS study is associated with recurrent falls.

Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Ribom, Eva; Nilsson, Jan-Åke LU ; Ljunggren, Osten; Ohlsson, Claes; Mellström, Dan; Lorentzon, Mattiaz; Mallmin, Hans; Stefanick, Marcia and Lapidus, Jodi, et al. (2012) In Age and Ageing 41(6). p.740-746
Abstract
BACKGROUND:

recurrent fallers are at especially high risk for injuries.



OBJECTIVE:

to study whether tests of physical performance are associated with recurrent falls. SUBJECTS: a total of 10,998 men aged 65 years or above.



METHODS:

questionnaires evaluated falls sustained 12 months preceding testing of grip strength, timed stand, 6-m walk and 20-cm narrow walk test. Means with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) are reported. P < 0.01 is a statistically significant difference.



RESULTS:

in comparison to both occasional fallers and non-fallers, recurrent fallers performed more poorly on all the physical ability tests (all P < 0.001). A... (More)
BACKGROUND:

recurrent fallers are at especially high risk for injuries.



OBJECTIVE:

to study whether tests of physical performance are associated with recurrent falls. SUBJECTS: a total of 10,998 men aged 65 years or above.



METHODS:

questionnaires evaluated falls sustained 12 months preceding testing of grip strength, timed stand, 6-m walk and 20-cm narrow walk test. Means with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) are reported. P < 0.01 is a statistically significant difference.



RESULTS:

in comparison to both occasional fallers and non-fallers, recurrent fallers performed more poorly on all the physical ability tests (all P < 0.001). A score below -2 standard deviations (SDs) in the right-hand grip strength test was associated with an odds ratio of 2.4 (95% CI 1.7, 3.4) for having had recurrent falls compared with having had no fall and of 2.0 (95% CI 1.3, 3.4) for having had recurrent falls compared with having had an occasional fall.



CONCLUSION:

low performance in physical ability tests are in elderly men associated with recurrent falls. (Less)
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: <br/><br>
recurrent fallers are at especially high risk for injuries. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
OBJECTIVE: <br/><br>
to study whether tests of physical performance are associated with recurrent falls. SUBJECTS: a total of 10,998 men aged 65 years or above. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
METHODS: <br/><br>
questionnaires evaluated falls sustained 12 months preceding testing of grip strength, timed stand, 6-m walk and 20-cm narrow walk test. Means with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) are reported. P &lt; 0.01 is a statistically significant difference. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
RESULTS: <br/><br>
in comparison to both occasional fallers and non-fallers, recurrent fallers performed more poorly on all the physical ability tests (all P &lt; 0.001). A score below -2 standard deviations (SDs) in the right-hand grip strength test was associated with an odds ratio of 2.4 (95% CI 1.7, 3.4) for having had recurrent falls compared with having had no fall and of 2.0 (95% CI 1.3, 3.4) for having had recurrent falls compared with having had an occasional fall. <br/><br>
<br/><br>
CONCLUSION: <br/><br>
low performance in physical ability tests are in elderly men associated with recurrent falls.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Magnus and Ribom, Eva and Nilsson, Jan-Åke and Ljunggren, Osten and Ohlsson, Claes and Mellström, Dan and Lorentzon, Mattiaz and Mallmin, Hans and Stefanick, Marcia and Lapidus, Jodi and Leung, Ping Chung and Kwok, Anthony and Barrett-Connor, Elizabeth and Orwoll, Eric and Rosengren, Björn},
  issn         = {1468-2834},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {740--746},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Age and Ageing},
  title        = {Inferior physical performance tests in 10,998 men in the MrOS study is associated with recurrent falls.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afs104},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2012},
}