Relationship between fear of falling and mobility varies with visual function among older adults

Orna A Donoghue, Harriet Ryan, Eoin Duggan, Ciaran Finucane, George M Savva, Hilary Cronin, James Loughman, Rose Anne Kenny

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    Abstract

    The present study examined the association between vision, fear of falling and fear-related activity restriction, and assessed the effect of vision on the relationship between fear of falling and mobility, using data from a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling adults aged ≥50 years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)827–836
    Number of pages10
    JournalGeriatrics & Gerontology International
    Volume14
    Issue number4
    Early online date12 Nov 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

    Keywords

    • accidental falls
    • aged
    • contrast sensitivity
    • gait
    • locomotion

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