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  1. Fulltext. The prevalence and correlates of fear of falling in elderly persons living in the community.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    Fear of falling has been recognized as a potentially debilitating consequence of falling in elderly persons.

    However, the prevalence and the correlates of this fear are unknown.

    Methods

    Prevalence of fear of falling was calculated from the 1-year follow-up of an age- and gender-stratified random sample of community-dwelling elderly persons.

    Cross-sectional associations of fear of falling with quality of life, frailty, and falling were assessed.

    Results

    The prevalence of fear increased with age and was greater in women.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chute, Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Vieillard, Homme, Peur, Qualité vie, Capacité fonctionnelle, Age, Sexe, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fall, Trauma, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Elderly, Human, Fear, Quality of life, Functional capacity, Age, Sex, Follow up study, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0422430

    Code Inist : 002A26J05. Création : 199406.