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Consideration of spatial orientation mechanisms as related to elderly fallers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2630388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examines some aspects of spatial orientation mechanisms in idiopathic elderly fallers. Tests of visual perception of verticality and horizontality showed no significant difference between 6 fallers and 6 controls, although 50% of fallers indicated difficulties in the recognition of postural tilt. Results of responses to standing balance indicated that fallers leant more heavily on a supporting frame and were more spatially deflected when standing on one leg than were controls. The results suggest that fallers may rely on visual cues to recognise and correct postural deviations, thus implying that their proprioceptive feedback is impaired.
Authors:
M G Brownlee; M A Banks; W J Crosbie; F Meldrum; M A Nimmo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gerontology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0304-324X     ISO Abbreviation:  Gerontology     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-09     Completed Date:  1990-05-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7601655     Medline TA:  Gerontology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-31     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Physiotherapy, Queen's College, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls*
Accidents*
Aged
Female
Gait
Humans
Proprioception*
Visual Perception
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Comment In:
Gerontology. 1990;36(3):180   [PMID:  2227472 ]

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