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Community multidimensional fall risk screening

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dc.contributor.advisor Waigandt, Alex en_US
dc.contributor.author Abbott, Carmen Casanova en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-25T17:46:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-25T17:46:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other AbbottC-042709-D685 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6136
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb. 10, 2010). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Alex Waigandt. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to compile a multidimensional fall risk screening tool that would be used to establish preliminary reference values for modifiable fall risk factors tested in independent community dwelling adults. Research hypotheses were investigated to determine if there would be significant differences in testing due to aging factors prior to the age of 65. A secondary objective sought to determine if age group, sex and physical activity were predictive of total physical performance. Evidence based compilation of a 16 component test multidimensional fall risk screen (MFRS) and subsequent community screenings of 190 adults aged 20-79 were carried out. Test results provided fall risk stratification of each participant. This cross sectional study utilized multivariate analysis and multiple regression to test the null hypotheses at p-values of [less than] 01. Results: The MFRS proved to be an efficient measure of modifiable fall risk factors. Adults aged 20-79 demonstrated significant age related differences in physical performance on most of the component tests and on the MFRS total score of impairment. Sex and physical activity had a relationship to age associated changes but not as primary predictors. Community screening was able to identify fall risk and preclinical disability in young, middle aged and older adults. Fall risk stratification following routine multidimensional screening of modifiable physical fall risk factors can be used as a primary prevention strategy to provide the high functioning adult with information and direction on how to minimize impairments and age healthy. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 293 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2009 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Falls (Accidents) -- Risk assessment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Falls (Accidents) in old age -- Risk assessment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Falls (Accidents) -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disability evaluation en_US
dc.title Community multidimensional fall risk screening en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational, school, and counseling psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 514059455 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2009 Dissertations


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