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Title: Fear of falling contributing to cautious gait pattern in women exposed to a fictional disturbing factor : a non-randomized clinical trial
Authors: Bueno, Guilherme Augusto Santos
Gervásio, Flávia Martins
Ribeiro, Darlan Martins
Martins, Anabela Correia
Lemos, Thiago Vilela
Menezes, Ruth Losada de
Assunto:: Envelhecimento
Quedas (Acidentes)
Capacidade motora
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2019
Publisher: Frontiers
Citation: BUENO, Guilherme Augusto Santos et al. Fear of falling contributing to cautious gait pattern in women exposed to a fictional disturbing factor: a non-randomized clinical trial. Frontiers Neurolology, v. 10, article 283, mar. 2019. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 fev. 2020.
Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to investigate the gait pattern of elderly women with and without fall-history, with high and low fear of falling, when exposed to a disturbing factor. Materials and Methods: Forty-nine elderly women without cognitive impairment agreed to participate. Participants were divided into four groups, considering the history of falls and fear of falling. Three-dimensional gait analysis was performed to assess gait kinematics before and after exposure to the fictional disturbing factor (psychological and non-motor agent). Results: After being exposed to the perturbation, all showed shorter step length, stride length and slower walking speed. Those without fall-history and with high fear of falling showed greater changes and lower Gait Profile Score. Conclusion: The gait changes shown in the presence of a fear-of-falling causing agent led to a cautious gait pattern in an attempt to increase protection. However, those changes increased fall-risk, boosted by fear of falling.
Licença:: Copyright © 2019 Bueno, Gervásio, Ribeiro, Martins, Lemos and de Menezes. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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