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Impact of musculoskeletal pain on balance and concerns of falling in mobility-limited, community-dwelling Danes over 75 years of age: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Aging Clinical & Experimental Research, December 2017
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Title
Impact of musculoskeletal pain on balance and concerns of falling in mobility-limited, community-dwelling Danes over 75 years of age: a cross-sectional study
Published in
Aging Clinical & Experimental Research, December 2017
DOI 10.1007/s40520-017-0876-7
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Julie C. Kendall, Lars G. Hvid, Jan Hartvigsen, Azharuddin Fazalbhoy, Michael F. Azari, Mathias Skjødt, Stephen R. Robinson, Paolo Caserotti

Abstract

In older adults, musculoskeletal pain is associated with increased concerns of falling, reduced balance and increased occurrence of falls. In younger adults, the intensity of neck pain and low back pain is associated with increased postural sway. It is not known if pain further impairs balance and concerns of falling in mobility-limited older adults, and if so, whether this is associated with different intensities of pain. This study examined whether mobility-limited older adults with mild or intense neck pain and/or low back pain have significantly increased postural sway as measured by centre of pressure (COP) changes and concerns of falling compared to those without pain. 48 older adults with a gait speed of < 0.9 m/s from Odense, Denmark were recruited through the public health service. Self-reported neck pain, low back pain, and concerns of falling were recorded on questionnaires. Sway range, velocity and area were recorded on a force plate in a comfortable standing stance. Pain intensity was rated on an 11 point numerical rating scale (0-10). Participants were sub-grouped into mild (0-4) and intense (> 5) neck pain or low back pain. Intense neck pain was associated with increased anterior-posterior sway range and area of sway. Intense low back pain was associated with increased concerns of falling. Intense neck pain in mobility-limited older adults is associated with significant changes in postural balance, and intense low back pain is associated with significantly higher concerns of falling.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Other 4 8%
Researcher 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 16 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 20%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Psychology 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 22 44%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 December 2017.
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#2,653,771
of 12,298,022 outputs
Outputs from Aging Clinical & Experimental Research
#138
of 656 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#86,964
of 345,043 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Aging Clinical & Experimental Research
#8
of 28 outputs
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