Volume : IV, Issue : II, February - 2015

Balance Confidence and Functional Ability in Older Adults Aged 77–100 Years

Michael E. Rogers, Nicole L. Rogers, Eiji Fujita, Nobuo Takeshima,

Abstract :

 Balance confidence is a concern about falling that often restricts daily activities and functioning in older adults. This study examined the relationships between functional fitness, daily activities, and balance confidence in 92 (35 men, 57 women) adults aged 77 to 100 years (M = 85.7, SD = 5.1). Participants were dichotomized into groups (low or high balance confidence) utilizing the median score (85.6/100) as the dividing point. Results indicated that older adults with high scores also had low functional abilities and greater self–reported difficulty performing activities of daily living. Further research is needed to assess the effects of specific intervention programs to improve function and balance confidence in older adults.

Keywords :

Falls   Aging   Fear   Physical Activity   Fitness  

Article: Download PDF    DOI : https://www.doi.org/10.36106/paripex  

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Michael E. Rogers, Nicole L. Rogers, Eiji Fujita, Nobuo Takeshima, Balance Confidence and Functional Ability in Older Adults Aged 77-100 Years Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 2 February 2015


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