Near-falls in Singapore community-dwelling older adults: a feasibility study
journal contributionposted on 2023-04-05, 09:45 authored by Leng Hsien Shawn SohLeng Hsien Shawn Soh, Chee-Wee Tan, Judith Lane, Ting-Ting Yeh, Benjamin SoonBenjamin Soon
A near-fall is defined as a loss of balance that would result in a fall if sufficient balance recovery manoeuvres are not executed. Compared to falls, near-falls and its associated balance recovery manoeuvres have been understudied. The study provided evidence that studying near-falls in Singapore community-dwelling older adults is feasible and can be applied to a large-scale study. Recruitment and retention rates were good. Older adults were able to identify near-falls and balance recovery manoeuvres. Both texting and calling were feasible reporting methods, but texting was preferred.
Journal/Conference/Book titlePilot and Feasibility Studies