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Is it possible to predict falls in older adults using gait kinematics?
(Clinical Biomechanics, 2018-11-01) [Artigo]
Background: Gait kinematic parameters have been reported as an important clinical tool to assess the risk of falls in older adults. However, the ability of these parameters to predict falls in the older population is still ...
Neuromuscular performance in the hip joint of elderly fallers and non-fallers
(Aging Clinical And Experimental Research, 2016-06-01) [Artigo]
Backgrounds Low strength and neuromuscular activation of the lower limbs have been associated with falls making it an important predictor of functional status in the elderly. Aim To compare the rate of neuromuscular ...
Association between energy cost of walking, muscle activation, and biomechanical parameters in older female fallers and non-fallers
(Clinical Biomechanics, 2013-03-01) [Artigo]
Objective: To determine the nervous activation, muscle strength, and biomechanical parameters that influence the cost of walking in older fallers and non-fallers. Methods: Maximal voluntary isokinetic torque was measured ...
Lower limb strength is associated with gait biomechanical abnormalities in older female fallers and non-fallers
(Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 2013-06-17) [Artigo]
BACKGROUND: Age-related loss in lower limb strength is related with impaired mobility. However, the association between decreased lower limb strength and gait biomechanical abnormalities is unclear. %In line with this, ...
The ability of gait kinematic parameters to predict falls in older adults with cognitive impairments living in long term institutions
(Clinical Biomechanics, 2019-05-01) [Artigo]
Background: Cognitive impairments reduce adaptive responses and may increase the risk of falls. Objectives: To compare gait kinematics in older adults with cognitive impairments living in long term institutions and to ...