Erika Borska, Mary Groves, OTD, OTR/L, Yan-hua Huang, PhD, OTR/L, Nick Alvarez-Jett, Claudia Peyton, PhD, OTR/L, Taryn Erickson; Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Fall Precautions Taken by Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011515280p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO6078.
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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
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