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Fathi Rezaie Z, Aslankhani M A, Abdoli B, Farsi A, Aghdasi M T, Zamani sani H. The Comparison of Falling Risk of Elderly by Speed Gait Test Under Dual Tasks Conditions. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2010; 5 (2)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-285-en.html
1- Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. , hojjatzamani8@gmail.com
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Objectives: This study aimed to compare elderly fallers and non fallers by balance test under dual tasks conditions.

Methods & Materials: This study was a analyse-comparative study. Subjects were chosen from three parks of Tehran. Subjects were 20 older adults with no history of falls (aged 72.60±5 years) and 21 older adults with a history of 2 or more falls in the last one year (aged 74.50±6 Years). All subjects performed speed gait test under 3 conditions (speed gait, speed gait with numbers counter randomly [speed gait cognitive], and speed gait while carrying a full cup of water [speed gait manual]). Data was analysed from multivariate analysis with SPSS 17.

Results: The results showed significant difference between elderly fallers and non fallers in fall risk composed dependent variable (P=0.0005), as the non fallers had greater score than elderly fallers.

Conclusion: Consequently, we can apply the Gait Speed test under both dual task conditions (Cognitive and Motor) for identification of risk of falling in elderly adults with and without of falling history.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2010/03/05 | Accepted: 2010/05/20 | Published: 2010/07/01

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