Anxiety, depression, and fall-related psychological concerns in community-dwelling older people

The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11/12/2013

Establish the association between affect and fall–related psychological concerns (fear of falling, fall–related self–efficacy, balance confidence, and outcome expectancy). This is the first study that investigates the association between affect and the four fall–related psychological concerns. Anxiety was a significant factor associated with all four, whereas depression was only associated with activity avoidance.

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