The relationship between fear of falling, past and future falls, physical performance, disability, and psychosocial factors in older men with impaired mobility was examined. This study shows that fear of falling is not limited to those with a history of falls, but rather is a prevalent syndrome among older persons with impaired mobility. Fear of falling is associated with diminished physical performance, increased disability, and greater depression, but is not necessarily predictive of future falls.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- fear of falls
- physical performance