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dc.contributor.authorShea, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-05T09:23:13Z
dash.embargo.terms2023-05-01
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-06-20
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.citationShea, Cristina. 2018. Inability to Perform the Repeated Chair Stand Task Predicts Fall-Related Injury in Older Primary Care Patients.. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard Medical School.
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41973519*
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine whether the chair stand component of the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) predicts fall-related injury among older adult primary care patients. Design: 2-year longitudinal cohort study of 430 Boston-area primary care patients aged ≥65 years screened to be at risk for mobility decline. The three components of the SPPB (balance time, gait speed, and chair stand time) were measured at baseline. Participants reported incidence of fall-related injuries quarterly for two years. Complementary log-log discrete time hazard models were constructed to examine the hazard of fall-related injury across SPPB scores, adjusting for age, gender, race, Digit Symbol Substitution Test score, and fall history. Results: Participants were 68% female and 83% white, with a mean age of 76.6 (SD=7.0). A total of 137 (32%) reported a fall-related injury during the follow-up period. Overall, inability to perform the chair stand task was a significant predictor of fall-related injury (HR [hazard ratio]=2.11, 95% CI=1.23-3.62, p=0.01). Total SPPB score, gait component score, and balance component score were not predictive of fall-related injury. Conclusion: Inability to perform the repeated chair stand task was associated with increased hazard of an injurious fall over 2 years among a cohort of older adult primary care patients.
dc.description.sponsorshipScholarly Project
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dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectolder adults
dc.subjectfalls
dc.subjectperformance tests
dc.subjectfall
dc.titleInability to Perform the Repeated Chair Stand Task Predicts Fall-Related Injury in Older Primary Care Patients.
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorShea, Cristina
dash.embargo.until2023-05-01
dc.date.available2019-12-05T09:23:13Z
thesis.degree.date2018
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Medicine
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Medicine
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dash.author.emailsheacristina@gmail.com


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