Health-related predictors of falls and fractures in women over 40

Osteoporosis International, 05/10/2012

Poor health, decreased balance, and inactivity are predictive of falls and low bone mineral density, low activity level and poor health predictive fractures. Results suggest failing the balance test bipedal stance on foam with eyes closed in the presence of low activity and poor health is a valid quick screening tool for detecting potential fallers for referral for in–depth balance assessment and intervention.

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