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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