Poster Session  |   August 2016
Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Fall Precautions Taken by Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Author Affiliations
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Fall Precautions Taken by Community-Dwelling Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515280p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO6078
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515280p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO6078
Abstract

Date Presented 4/9/2016

This study explored and found positive correlations between fear of falling (FOF) and fall precautions and negative correlations between FOF and physical activity levels self-reported among older adults (N = 113). Occupational therapists should encourage maintained activity to mitigate the negative consequences of FOF.

Primary Author and Speaker: Erika Borska

Additional Authors and Speakers: Claudia G. Peyton, Yan-hua Huang, Taryn Erickson, Mary Groves

Contributing Authors: Nick Alvarez-Hett