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[Epidemiology of Bone and Joint Disease - The Present and Future - . Epidemiology of falls].
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PMID:  24769678     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A longitudinal analysis using a population-based cohort study known as Research on Osteoarthritis/osteoporosis Against Disability (ROAD) clarified the associations of physical performance and bone and joint diseases with falls. A total of 452 men and 896 women were analyzed in the present study (mean age, 63.9 years) . A questionnaire was used to assess the number of falls during the 3-year follow-up. Grip strength, 6-m walking time, and chair stand time were measured at baseline. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) and lumbar spondylosis were defined as Kellgren Lawrence = 3 or 4. Vertebral fracture (VFx) was assessed with the Japanese Society of Bone and Mineral Research criteria. Knee and lower back pain were estimated by an interview. During a 3-year follow-up, 17.4% men and 24.1% women reported at least one fall. Multinomial logistic regression analysis after adjustment for age and BMI showed that a longer 6-m walking time was a risk factor for multiple falls in men and women. Knee pan was also a risk factor for multiple falls in women. Walking time and knee pain may be a simple and quick option for measuring the risk of falling.
Shigeyuki Muraki
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical calcium     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0917-5857     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Calcium     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433326     Medline TA:  Clin Calcium     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  679-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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