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Reliability and validity of an adapted hip abductor strength measure as a potential new fall risk assessment for older persons: a study protocol

Published inBMC Geriatrics, vol. 21, no. 1, 110
Publication date2021
Abstract

Background: Persons aged ≥ 65 years are currently the world's fastest growing age group. An important complication of age is the increasing risk of falls. Falls have multifactorial etiology and modifiable risk factors open for interventions in prevention and rehabilitation, are of high interest. In this context, strong hip abductors seem to be important to prevent falls. A newly adapted measurement device to measure hip abductor strength (HAS) in a closed chain position was developed. We aim to assess feasibility, intra- and inter-tester reliability and construct and criterion validity of the new measure.

Keywords
  • Accidental Falls/prevention & control
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Hand Strength
  • Humans
  • Postural Balance
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Risk Assessment
  • Time and Motion Studies
Citation (ISO format)
GAFNER, Simone Chantal et al. Reliability and validity of an adapted hip abductor strength measure as a potential new fall risk assessment for older persons: a study protocol. In: BMC Geriatrics, 2021, vol. 21, n° 1, p. 110. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02048-6
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