Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Relationships between fall experiences and the functional reach test with eyes closed (EC-FRT) in local elderly residents
HIROSHI OTAOKENJI KAMIJOUMIZUKI HACHIYASHIN MURATAMEGUMI TAKASHIMAKANA NATSUAKIKATSUHIKO MIZOTA
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2014 Volume 4 Issue 3 Pages 121-124

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[Purpose] Investigate whether the purpose of this study can distinguish fall by EC-FRT (the functional reach test with eyes closed) [Subjects] Subjects were 101 local elderly residents who are not certified as being in need of care. [Methods] The EC-FRT and FRT scores were measured, and the history of falls in the past year was investigated. [Results] The EC-FRT score decreased with age. It was also lower in a group with than without fall experiences. The risk of falls was higher when the EC-FRT score was below 25.5

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