Gait perturbations to discriminate between older adults with and without history of falls

Sanne Roeles, Philip Rowe, Sjoerd Bruijn, Craig Childs, Frans Steenbrink, Mirjam Pijnappels

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Abstract

While falls among older adults are considered a major health problem, the sensitivity of conventional fall risk assessments to identify individuals is poor [1]. Among the main risk factors for falls are balance and gait impairments [2]. The ability to resist or recover from gait perturbations requires fast and accurate responses and might discriminate between fallers and non-fallers. We therefore investigated the ability to discriminate between older adults with and without history of falls using perturbation based gait assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
EventInternational Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Sep 2017
http://www.ispgr.org/cpages/florida-2017

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ConferenceInternational Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress
Abbreviated titleISPGR
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale
Period25/06/1729/09/17
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Keywords

  • gait impairments
  • falls
  • balance
  • walking speed
  • pelvic velocity

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Roeles, S., Rowe, P., Bruijn, S., Childs, C., Steenbrink, F., & Pijnappels, M. (2017). Gait perturbations to discriminate between older adults with and without history of falls. Paper presented at International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress, Fort Lauderdale, United States.