Body Sway, Foot Pressure, and Risk of Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older People

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304156
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Body Sway, Foot Pressure, and Risk of Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older People
Author(s):
Huang, Min-Feng
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Min-Feng Huang, PhD, RN, minfeng@mail.ypu.edu.tw
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

Falls are the primary etiology of accidental deaths in older adults. Limited information is available about body sway and foot pressure in older people. This study aimed to examine the relationships among body sway, foot pressure, and risk of falls in older people.

Methods:

A cross-sectional study was conducted in this study. The movement of the center of foot pressure was computed to evaluate body sway among community-dwelling older people. A foot pressure measurement system (RSscan ® system) was used to collect data of the center of force (COF). Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation, and analysis of variance using SPSS 19.0 for windows.

Results:

A total of 92 older people living in community participated in this study. The mean age was 73 years old. About 73% (n=67) was females. The majority of participants (88%; n=81) did not use a walking aid. Approximately 37% (n=34) of participants had experience of falls in the past year. Results showed the center of force was positively associated with the frequency of falls. The movement of anterior-posterior body sway was significantly greater than the movement of medial-lateral body sway.

Conclusion:

The foot pressure was positively correlated with the frequency of falls.  The movement of the center of foot pressure and body sway may play an important role in predicting risk of falls among older adults.

Keywords:
body sway; fall; foot pressure
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBody Sway, Foot Pressure, and Risk of Falls Among Community-Dwelling Older Peopleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Min-Fengen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMin-Feng Huang, PhD, RN, minfeng@mail.ypu.edu.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304156-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Falls are the primary etiology of accidental deaths in older adults. Limited information is available about body sway and foot pressure in older people. This study aimed to examine the relationships among body sway, foot pressure, and risk of falls in older people. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross-sectional study was conducted in this study. The movement of the center of foot pressure was computed to evaluate body sway among community-dwelling older people. A foot pressure measurement system (RSscan ® system) was used to collect data of the center of force (COF). Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation, and analysis of variance using SPSS 19.0 for windows. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>A total of 92 older people living in community participated in this study. The mean age was 73 years old. About 73% (n=67) was females. The majority of participants (88%; n=81) did not use a walking aid. Approximately 37% (n=34) of participants had experience of falls in the past year. Results showed the center of force was positively associated with the frequency of falls. The movement of anterior-posterior body sway was significantly greater than the movement of medial-lateral body sway. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The foot pressure was positively correlated with the frequency of falls.  The movement of the center of foot pressure and body sway may play an important role in predicting risk of falls among older adults.en_GB
dc.subjectbody swayen_GB
dc.subjectfallen_GB
dc.subjectfoot pressureen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:07Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:07Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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