Title: Does osteoporosis predispose falls? a study on obstacle avoidance and balance confidence
Authors: Smulders, Ellen ×
van Lankveld, Wim
Laan, Roland
Duysens, Jaak
Weerdesteyn, Vivian #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders vol:12 pages:1
Abstract: Osteoporosis is associated with changes in balance and physical performance and has psychosocial consequences which increase the risk of falling. Most falls occur during walking; therefore an efficient obstacle avoidance performance might contribute to a reduction in fall risk. Since it was shown that persons with osteoporosis are unstable during obstacle crossing it was hypothesized that they more frequently hit obstacles, specifically under challenging conditions.
ISSN: 1471-2474
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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