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Association of fear of falling with cognitive function and physical activity in older community-dwelling adults

Umegaki et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : European Geriatric Medicine

Purpose This study addressed a two-part question. First, is cognitive decline associated with fear of falling (FoF)? Second, if this association is observed, is there also an association between FoF and physical activity (PA) independent of cognitive decline? Methods Participants in the study were community-dwelling Japanese residents between 65 and 85 years of age (N= 458, mean age= 72.4±4.6, male= 53.7%). Step counts were recorded, as was objectively measured PA, divided into (1) low-intensity PA and (2) moderate-and …
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