• Influences of Age, Obesity, and Adverse Drug Effects on Balance and Mobility Testing Scores in Ambulatory Older Adults

    22 days ago - By LWW

    Background and Purpose:
    The adverse effects of drugs may influence results on tests of mobility and balance, but the drug-specific impact is not identified when using these tests. We propose that a quantitative drug index will assist in assessing fall risk based on these tests, when combined with other fall risk variables.
    Methods:
    Fifty-seven community-dwelling older adults who could walk independently on a treadmill and had Mini-Mental State Examination scores equal to or greater than 24 participated. Mobility and balance outcome measures included the Balance Evaluation Systems Test...
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