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.
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.
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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