Estimation of physical performance and measurements of habitual physical activity may capture men with high risk to fall-Data from the Mr Os Sweden cohort

Eva L. Ribom, Elin Grundberg, Hans Mallmin, Claes Ohlsson, Mattias Lorenzon, Eric Orwoll, Anna H. Holmberg, Dan Mellström, Östen Ljunggren, Magnus K. Karlsson

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To evaluate if clinically usable estimates of physical performance and level of habitual physical activity are associated with fall risk in elderly men. A population-based sample of 3014 randomly selected men aged 69-80 years was recruited to medical centers in Gothenburg, Malmoe, or Uppsala. The level of physical activity and self-reported falls during the preceding 12 months was evaluated using a questionnaire. The physical performance ability was estimated by measurements of handgrip strength, a timed stands test, a 6-m walking test and a 20-cm narrow walk test. Falls were reported in 16.5% of the men. Fallers performed 6.2 ± 19.0% (mean ± standard deviations; S.D.) less in right handgrip measures, 8.8 ± 40.6% slower in the timed stands test, 6.8 ± 30.8% slower in the 6-m walking test, and 5.3 ± 28.8% slower in the 20-cm narrow walk test (all p <0.001, respectively). The odds ratio for falls among men who performed

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume49
Issue number1
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Keywords

  • Elderly men
  • Falls
  • Physical performance

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  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health(social science)
  • Gerontology

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Estimation of physical performance and measurements of habitual physical activity may capture men with high risk to fall-Data from the Mr Os Sweden cohort. / Ribom, Eva L.; Grundberg, Elin; Mallmin, Hans; Ohlsson, Claes; Lorenzon, Mattias; Orwoll, Eric; Holmberg, Anna H.; Mellström, Dan; Ljunggren, Östen; Karlsson, Magnus K.

In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Vol. 49, No. 1, 07.2009.

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Ribom, Eva L. ; Grundberg, Elin ; Mallmin, Hans ; Ohlsson, Claes ; Lorenzon, Mattias ; Orwoll, Eric ; Holmberg, Anna H. ; Mellström, Dan ; Ljunggren, Östen ; Karlsson, Magnus K. / Estimation of physical performance and measurements of habitual physical activity may capture men with high risk to fall-Data from the Mr Os Sweden cohort. In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2009 ; Vol. 49, No. 1.
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