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dc.contributor.authorHorgan, N Frances
dc.contributor.authorCrehan, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorBartlett, Emma
dc.contributor.authorKeogan, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorO'Grady, Anne Marie
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Allan R
dc.contributor.authorDonegan, Ciaran F
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T11:33:28Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T11:33:28Z
dc.date.issued2009-01
dc.identifier.citationThe effects of usual footwear on balance amongst elderly women attending a day hospital. 2009, 38 (1):62-7 Age Ageingen
dc.identifier.issn1468-2834
dc.identifier.pmid19001558
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ageing/afn219
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127696
dc.description.abstractto examine the effects of footwear on balance in a sample of older women attending a day hospital.
dc.description.abstractthis was a crossover trial with a quasi-randomised allocation.
dc.description.abstractassessments took place in the geriatric day hospital.
dc.description.abstracta cohort of 100 older women aged 60 years and over attending a day hospital.
dc.description.abstractdemographic data and a brief falls history were recorded. Participant's footwear was assessed using a footwear assessment form. A Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was completed under two conditions--shoes on and shoes off with order counter-balanced.
dc.description.abstractthe mean BBS was 39.07 (SD 9.14) with shoes on and 36.54 (SD 10.39) with shoes off (P < 0.0001). Balance scores were significantly higher with shoes on for 10 of the 14 Berg subcategories. Lower barefoot BBS scores were associated with a greater beneficial effect of footwear on balance (P < 0.001). Shoe characteristics were not associated with change in the BBS score.
dc.description.abstractWearing their own footwear significantly improved participants' balance compared to being barefoot. The greatest benefit of footwear was seen in those with the poorest balance. Further studies should investigate whether particular types of footwear are associated with greater benefit.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jcm.asm.org/cgi/reprint/48/5/1839en
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over
dc.subject.meshCross-Over Studies
dc.subject.meshDay Care
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshGeriatric Assessment
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshPostural Balance
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors
dc.subject.meshShoes
dc.titleThe effects of usual footwear on balance amongst elderly women attending a day hospital.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Ireland. fhorgan@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalAge and ageingen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
html.description.abstractto examine the effects of footwear on balance in a sample of older women attending a day hospital.
html.description.abstractthis was a crossover trial with a quasi-randomised allocation.
html.description.abstractassessments took place in the geriatric day hospital.
html.description.abstracta cohort of 100 older women aged 60 years and over attending a day hospital.
html.description.abstractdemographic data and a brief falls history were recorded. Participant's footwear was assessed using a footwear assessment form. A Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was completed under two conditions--shoes on and shoes off with order counter-balanced.
html.description.abstractthe mean BBS was 39.07 (SD 9.14) with shoes on and 36.54 (SD 10.39) with shoes off (P < 0.0001). Balance scores were significantly higher with shoes on for 10 of the 14 Berg subcategories. Lower barefoot BBS scores were associated with a greater beneficial effect of footwear on balance (P < 0.001). Shoe characteristics were not associated with change in the BBS score.
html.description.abstractWearing their own footwear significantly improved participants' balance compared to being barefoot. The greatest benefit of footwear was seen in those with the poorest balance. Further studies should investigate whether particular types of footwear are associated with greater benefit.


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