Testing postural control among various osteoporotic patient groups: A literature review
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 06/14/2012
De Groot MH et al. – There is evidence for an impaired postural control in all patient groups included. Impaired postural control is an important risk factor for falls. Functional performance tests are not sensitive and specific enough to detect affected postural control in patients with osteoporosis. To detect impaired postural control among osteoporotic patients and to obtain more insight into the underlying mechanisms of postural control, computerized instruments are recommended, such as easy–to–use ambulant motion–sensing (accelerometry) technology.