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The effects of obesity on fall efficacy in elderly people

Endocrinology
Author
Jeon BJ
Used Parameters : BMI, VFA

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Physical Therapy Science

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to identify the effects of obesity on falls as a practical verification of the importance of obesity-targeting interventions as part of future fall prevention programs.[Subjects and Methods] The study involved 351 elderly people (172 men, 179 women) living in rural areas. The dependent variable, fall efficacy, was measured using the Falls Efficacy Scale, while the independent variables, body mass index (BMI) and visceral fat, were measured using the InBody 720. The Faces Pain Scale was used to …
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