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Association between the occurrence of falls and the performance on the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in elderly women

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Autor(es):
Bardin, Marcela G. [1] ; Dourado, Victor Z. [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Human Movement Sci, Santos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY; v. 16, n. 4, p. 275-280, JUL-AUG 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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Background: Because the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) requires agility in its performance, we hypothesized that the test may be associated with balance and risk of falls in the elderly. Objective: To evaluate and compare the association between the performance on the ISWT, the timed up and go (TUG) and the occurrence of falls in the elderly. Method: Thirty-three elderly individuals (68 +/- 7 years) performed the TUG and the ISWT. Balance was assessed using the Berg Scale (BBS). Participants who fell at least twice in the last 12 months were placed in the ``falls{''} group (FG) and all other participants comprised the control group (CG). Results: There were seventeen elderly women in the FG and 16 in the CG. Participants from the FG had a significant worse performance (p<0.05) on the TUG (8.01 +/- 0.22 vs. 6.22 +/- 0.21 s), BBS (51 +/- 3 vs. 55 +/- 1 points) and ISWT {[}313 +/- 79 (92 +/- 15% pred.) vs. 395 +/- 75 m (113 +/- 19% pred.)] than participants from the CG. The ISWT significantly correlated with the TUG (r=-0.75, p<0.001), BBS (r=0.50, p=0.002) and number of falls (r=0.36, p=0.031). After logistic regression, the TUG was determinant (p=0.03) and the ISWT showed a tendency to determine the occurrence of falls (p=0.05). Conclusion: The ISWT was a valid measure to assess the risk of falls and balance and therefore, may be useful for the simultaneous assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness and balance in older women. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/06122-2 - Associação entre a ocorrência de quedas e o desempenho em testes de caminhada de campo em idosos não institucionalizados
Beneficiário:Marcela Grigol Bardin
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Iniciação Científica