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Association between exercise and fear of falling in community-dwelling elderly koreans: results of a cross-sectional public opinion survey.
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PMID:  21621672     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between habitual exercise and fear of falling in an older Korean population.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted in a population-based sample of an urban city.
SETTING: Urban city in South Korea.
PARTICIPANTS: Randomly sampled older Korean people (N=828; aged ≥65y) living in a typical urban city located in South Korea.
INTERVENTION: Standardized telephone interview.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Data on exercise habits, history of falls during the previous year, and fear of falling were obtained using a random digit dialing telephone survey method. Multiple linear regression and multiple logistic regression analyses were used to examine the association between exercise habits and the fear of falling.
RESULTS: The incidence of falls in the study cohort was 13%, and the prevalence of the fear of falling was 67.4% (47.6% in men and 80.8% in women). About 30% of those that expressed a fear of falling stated that this was the cause of their limited activity. Older men and women who exercised regularly showed a similar level of fear of falling, but they were less likely to experience fear-related activity restriction than nonexercisers.
CONCLUSIONS: A regular exercise habit was found to be inversely associated with fear-related activity restriction regardless of fall experience among older Korean men and women.
Authors:
Jae-Young Lim; Soong-Nang Jang; Won-Beom Park; Min Kyun Oh; Eun Kyung Kang; Nam-Jong Paik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  954-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
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