volume 18, issue 3, P499-506 2015
DOI: 10.1590/1809-9823.2015.14051
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Abstract: AbstractObjectives: To compare the balance and level of independence of elderly persons and to correlate these variables with age, cognitive status and number of medications taken. Methods: A total of 172 individuals, aged over 60 and without cognitive deficit were included in the study. The risk of falls was performed using the Berg Balance Scale and functional independence through the Barthel Index. Correlations were performed by Spearman's correlation index, and association was tested with the chi-square t…

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