Factoren van invloed op het ontstaan van loopbeperkingen bij ouderen

Translated title of the contribution: The influence of some factors on the prevalence of gait disabilities in the elderly

L. E.G. Roijen, W. H.T.A. Coppelmans, H. C.W. De Vet, J. F.B.M. Fiolet

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Abstract

267 Persons over 65 years of age were interviewed by telephone to investigate the influence of some factors on the occurrence of gait disabilities. These factors are: sex, fractures, operations of the lower extremities, overweight, underweight, decreased sight, parity, medication use, smoking and occupation. The gait disabilities were objectivated by a short questionnaire. Results: Male and female respondents reported gait disabilities in equal numbers. No relation occurred between fractures of the lower extremities and gait disabilities in the respondents. More people with than without gait disabilities have had an operation of the lower extremities, particularly when the operation indication was a vascular one. A relation was found between gait disabilities in the elderly respondents and smoking (ns), decreased sight and medication use.

Translated title of the contributionThe influence of some factors on the prevalence of gait disabilities in the elderly
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalTijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 1996

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