While falls among older adults are considered a major health problem, the sensitivity of conventional fall risk assessments to identify individuals is poor . Among the main risk factors for falls are balance and gait impairments . 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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|
|Event||International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress - Fort Lauderdale, United States|
Duration: 25 Jun 2017 → 29 Sep 2017
|Conference||International Society for Posture and Gait Research World Congress|
|Period||25/06/17 → 29/09/17|
- gait impairments
- walking speed
- pelvic velocity
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.