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Balance confidence and function after knee-replacement surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19462548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the relationship between balance confidence and function in older adults after knee-replacement surgery. Thirty-six adults (20 men and 16 women age 58-84 years) completed measures of balance confidence, general self-efficacy, and function. Results showed that participants with greater balance confidence had better functional performance and reported fewer difficulties with activities of daily living. General self-efficacy and age were not related to any of the functional measures. Women scored lower than men for all balance-confidence and function measures. These findings highlight the potential value of studying balance-related self-efficacy beliefs in people with knee replacements. Longitudinal studies are now needed to determine whether a change in balance confidence is associated with a change in function and to further explore gender differences.
Kate E Webster; Julian A Feller; Joanne E Wittwer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and physical activity     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1063-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Phys Act     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-25     Completed Date:  2009-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415639     Medline TA:  J Aging Phys Act     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Victoria 3086, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls / prevention & control
Activities of Daily Living*
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Middle Aged
Postural Balance*
Self Efficacy*
Sex Factors
Walking / psychology

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