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.

Conference

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.
Roeles, Sanne ; Rowe, Philip ; Bruijn, Sjoerd ; Childs, Craig ; Steenbrink, Frans ; Pijnappels, Mirjam. / 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.2 p.
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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, 25/06/17 - 29/09/17, .

Gait perturbations to discriminate between older adults with and without history of falls. / Roeles, Sanne; Rowe, Philip; Bruijn, Sjoerd; Childs, Craig; Steenbrink, Frans; Pijnappels, Mirjam.

2017. Paper presented at International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress, Fort Lauderdale, United States.

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