Do dual tasks have an added value over single tasks for balance assessment in fall prevention programs? A mini-review

A. Zijlstra, T. Ufkes, Dawn Skelton, L. Lundin-Olsson, W. Zijlstra

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Abstract

The Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE) aims to bring together European researchers and clinicians to focus on the development of effective falls prevention programs for older people. One of the objectives is to identify suitable balance assessment tools. Assessment procedures that combine a balance task with a cognitive task may be relevant since part of all falls occurs during dual-task performance of walking or other balance activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalGerontology
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • balance
  • fall prevention
  • gait

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