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The role of hip abductor strength in identifying older persons at risk of falls: a diagnostic accuracy study

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Gafner, Simone Chantal
Bastiaenen, Caroline Henrice Germaine
Hilfiker, Roger
Published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2020, vol. 15, p. 645-654
Abstract Background/objectives: Early detection of fall risk in persons older than 65 is of clinical relevance, but the diagnostic accuracy of currently used functional tests (eg short physical performance battery [SPPB] and timed up and go test [TUG]) to assess older persons' fall risks remains moderate. Recent literature highlights the importance of strong hip abductors to prevent falls. We thus aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of hip abductor strength measures to assess older persons' fall risks.
Keywords Accidental fallsAgedFunctional performanceHipMeasurement studyMuscle strength
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PMID: 32440107
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Démence du sujet âgé, troubles cognitifs, la symptomatologie cognitive (577)
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GAFNER, Simone Chantal et al. The role of hip abductor strength in identifying older persons at risk of falls: a diagnostic accuracy study. In: Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2020, vol. 15, p. 645-654. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S246998 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:144146

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