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Walking difficulties is the main contributor to fear of falling in people with Parkinson’s disease
Lund University.
Lund University.
Lund University.
Kristianstad University, Faculty of Health Science, Research Environment PRO-CARE, Patient Reported Outcomes - Clinical Assessment Research and Education. Kristianstad University, Research Platform for Collaboration for Health. Kristianstad University, Faculty of Health Science, Avdelningen för sjuksköterskeutbildningarna och integrerad hälsovetenskap.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2174-372X
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fear of falling is more common and pronounced in people with Parkinson’s disease than in controls. We conducted a series of studies that used multivariable regression analyses to identify explanatory factors of fear of falling in people with Parkinson’s disease. Three independent samples were used. The first study (n=154) was a postal survey study that used well-established self-rating scales. The second study replicated the first one by using a clinical sample (n=104) and added unexplored motor aspects (e.g., gait speed, functional balance performance) as well as global cognition. The third clinical study (n=241) included independent variables that focused on personal (e.g. general self-efficacy) and environmental factors as well as Parkinson-related disabilities. In all three studies, walking difficulties was the strongest explanatory (60–68%) factor. The results imply that walking difficulties in daily life should be the primary target in order to reduce fear of falling in people with Parkinson’s disease.

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2017. Vol. 1, p. 1389-1389
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Innovation in Aging ; S1
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Health Sciences Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18453DOI: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.5114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-18453DiVA, id: diva2:1237891
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The 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. San Francisco, California, USA
Available from: 2018-08-10 Created: 2018-08-10 Last updated: 2018-11-06Bibliographically approved

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