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dc.contributor.authorMujdeci, Banu
dc.contributor.authorAksoy, Songul
dc.contributor.authorAtas, Ahmet
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T07:13:16Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T07:13:16Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1808-8694
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.5935/1808-8694.20120016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11655/20980
dc.description.abstractFalls present a substantial health problem among the elderly population. Approximately one-third of community-dwelling people over 65 years of age will experience one or more each year. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate balance between fallers and non-fallers elderly. Study Design: Clinical study. Methods: We studied 30 subjects older than 65 years of age. 15 subjects had a history of falls within a year (Group I) and 15 subjects had no history of falls (Group II). The scores of Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP); Sensory Organization Test (SOT), Limits of Stability (LOS), Rhytmic Weight Shift (RWS) and Berg Balance Scale (BBS) findings gathered from the individuals from Group I and Group II, were compared. Results: The SOT 3, 6, composite, BBS scores and left-right on-axis velocity score of RWS test of the Group I were found to be significantly lower the Group II (p < 0.05). A positive correlation between the SOT 3, 5, composite and BBS scores of Group I and the SOT 4, 5, 6, composite and BBS scores of Group II is determined (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The CDP and BBS scores in fallers were found to be significiantly lower as compared to the non-fallers elderly.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAssoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectOtorhinolaryngology
dc.titleEvaluation Of Balance In Fallers And Non-Fallers Elderly
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.relation.journalBrazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology
dc.contributor.departmentOdyoloji
dc.identifier.volume78
dc.identifier.issue5
dc.identifier.startpage104
dc.identifier.endpage109
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