2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-35552009005000026
View full text |Buy / Rent full text
|
Sign up to set email alerts
|

Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of fear of falling among a population of older adults and its correlation with mobility, dynamic balance, risk and history of falls. Methods: This was a randomized cross-sectional study. The participants were 147 older adults between the ages of 60 and 92: 94 women (65.95%) and 53 men (36.05%). Fear of falling was assessed using FES-I-BRAZIL (FIB); mobility, using the "timed up and go" (TUG) test; risk of falls, using the "functional reach test" (FRT); and dynamic bala… Show more

Help me understand this report

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance

Paper Sections

Select...
4
1

Citation Types

6
44
3
55

Year Published

2010
2010
2017
2017

Publication Types

Select...
4

Relationship

0
4

Authors

Journals

citations
Cited by 121 publications
(108 citation statements)
references
References 28 publications
(54 reference statements)
6
44
3
55
Order By: Relevance
“…Included in this analysis are social issues, and increased requirements and costs for healthcare [2][3][4] . Although the causal mechanisms may not be fully explained, studies indicate that the etiology of fear of falling has a multifactorial nature, involving physical, behavioral, environmental, and functional elements 3,[5][6][7] .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
See 1 more Smart Citation
“…Included in this analysis are social issues, and increased requirements and costs for healthcare [2][3][4] . Although the causal mechanisms may not be fully explained, studies indicate that the etiology of fear of falling has a multifactorial nature, involving physical, behavioral, environmental, and functional elements 3,[5][6][7] .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, literature shows that it is also present in elderly people who have never fallen [6][7][8][9] . Fear of falling is related to low confidence or low self-efficacy in avoiding falls.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…19 Mesmo quando as quedas causam lesões menores, elas podem afetar a qualidade de vida dos idosos, levando ao medo de cair com consequente restrição de atividades, mobilidade, diminuição da atividade física, isolamento social e depressão. 20,21 Desta forma, as quedas têm expressiva predominância entre os fatores externos de ferimentos não intencionais, sendo codificadas como W00-W19 na Classificação…”
Section: Introductionunclassified
“…5 Mesmo quando provocam lesões menores, elas podem afetar seriamente a qualidade de vida dos idosos levando ao medo de cair com consequente restrição de atividades, mobilidade, diminuição da atividade física, isolamento social e depressão. 5,8,9 Em relação às lesões determinadas pelas quedas, dados de internações hospitalares para a população brasileira mostraram que cerca de 70% dessas lesões são fraturas, especialmente as do fêmur. 3 As quedas frequentemente ocorrem como um somatório de fatores de risco intrínsecos e extrínsecos, sendo difícil restringir um evento de queda a um único fator de risco ou a um agente causal.…”
Section: Introductionunclassified