The relationship between risk factors for falling and the quality of life in older adults.

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Ozcan A., Donat H., Gelecek N., Ozdirenc M., Karadibak D.

BMC public health, vol.5, pp.90, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2458-5-90
  • Journal Name: BMC public health
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.90
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Falls are one of the major health problems that effect the quality of life among older adults. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between quality of life (Short Form-12) and the risk factors of falls (balance, functional mobility, proprioception, muscle strength, flexibility and fear of falling) in older adults.