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An 8-year prospective study of the relationship between cognitive performance and falling in very old adults

Anstey, Kaarin; Von Sanden, Chwee Chwee; Luszcz, Mary A


OBJECTIVES: To determine whether cognitive performance, as distinct from cognitive impairment, predicts falling during an 8-year follow-up in a community-based sample of very old adults and to evaluate how cognitive change is associated with falling. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study including three waves of data collected in 1992, 1994, and 2000. SETTING: Population based, with the baseline sample drawn from the electoral roll. PARTICIPANTS: Inclusion criteria were completion of at least three...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2006.00813.x


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