Stephen R Lord

Summary

Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hip fracture in New South Wales: are our efforts having an effect?
    Soufiane Boufous
    University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Med J Aust 180:623-6. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of shoe characteristics on dynamic stability when walking on even and uneven surfaces in young and older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1970-6. 2008
  3. pmc Efficacy of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to improve balance and prevent falls in older people: study protocol for a randomised trial
    Martin J Spink
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora 3086, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 8:30. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Visual contributions to postural stability in older adults
    S R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, Sydney, N S W, Australia
    Gerontology 46:306-10. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for falls in older people
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:ii42-ii45. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Home environment risk factors for falls in older people and the efficacy of home modifications
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:ii55-ii59. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Aging and falls: causes and prevention
    S R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 7:347. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1645-50. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of group exercise on physical functioning and falls in frail older people living in retirement villages: a randomized, controlled trial
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1685-92. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of an individualized fall prevention program on fall risk and falls in older people: a randomized, controlled trial
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1296-304. 2005

Detail Information

Publications126 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hip fracture in New South Wales: are our efforts having an effect?
    Soufiane Boufous
    University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Med J Aust 180:623-6. 2004
    ..To examine trends in hospital admission for hip fracture in New South Wales between July 1990 and June 2000...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of shoe characteristics on dynamic stability when walking on even and uneven surfaces in young and older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1970-6. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Efficacy of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to improve balance and prevent falls in older people: study protocol for a randomised trial
    Martin J Spink
    Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora 3086, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 8:30. 2008
    ..This article describes the design of a randomised trial to evaluate the efficacy of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to reduce foot pain, improve balance, and reduce falls in older people...
  4. ncbi request reprint Visual contributions to postural stability in older adults
    S R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, Sydney, N S W, Australia
    Gerontology 46:306-10. 2000
    ..However, little is known about which visual abilities are the most important in the control of postural sway when standing...
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual risk factors for falls in older people
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:ii42-ii45. 2006
    ..Public health initiatives are required to raise awareness in older people and their carers of the importance of regular eye examinations and use of appropriate prescription glasses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Home environment risk factors for falls in older people and the efficacy of home modifications
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    Age Ageing 35:ii55-ii59. 2006
    ..The effectiveness may depend on the provision of concomitant training for improving transfer abilities and other strategies for effecting behaviour change...
  7. ncbi request reprint Aging and falls: causes and prevention
    S R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 7:347. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Differing risk factors for falls in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1645-50. 2003
    ..To determine fall risk factors in nursing home and intermediate-care residents who can and cannot stand unaided...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of group exercise on physical functioning and falls in frail older people living in retirement villages: a randomized, controlled trial
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1685-92. 2003
    ..To determine whether a 12-month program of group exercise can improve physical functioning and reduce the rate of falling in frail older people...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effect of an individualized fall prevention program on fall risk and falls in older people: a randomized, controlled trial
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1296-304. 2005
    ..To determine whether an individualized falls prevention program comprising exercise, visual, and counseling interventions can reduce physiological falls risk and falls in older people...
  11. ncbi request reprint A physiological profile approach to falls risk assessment and prevention
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, New South Wales, 2031, Australia
    Phys Ther 83:237-52. 2003
    ..The PPA provides valid and reliable measurements that can be used for assessing falls risk and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and is suitable for use in a range of physical therapy and health care settings...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physiologic, psychologic, and health predictors of 6-minute walk performance in older people
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:907-11. 2002
    ..To determine the extent to which physiologic, psychologic, and health-related factors predict 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) in older people...
  13. ncbi request reprint Choice stepping reaction time: a composite measure of falls risk in older people
    S R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 56:M627-32. 2001
    ..This study investigated the neuropsychological, sensorimotor, speed, and balance contributions to a new test of choice stepping reaction time (CSRT) and determined whether this new test is an important predictor of falls in older people...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk of falling: predictors based on reduced strength in persons previously affected by polio
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:757-63. 2002
    ..To examine the contributions of sensorimotor factors to postural control and falling in people with prior polio and to determine whether these contributions differ from those found in normal populations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multifocal glasses impair edge-contrast sensitivity and depth perception and increase the risk of falls in older people
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1760-6. 2002
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Sit-to-stand performance depends on sensation, speed, balance, and psychological status in addition to strength in older people
    Stephen R Lord
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, New South Wales, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M539-43. 2002
    ..We conducted a study to determine whether sensorimotor, balance, and psychological factors in addition to lower-limb strength predict sit-to-stand performance in older people...
  17. doi request reprint Sensorimotor and neuropsychological correlates of force perturbations that induce stepping in older adults
    Daina L Sturnieks
    Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Gait Posture 36:356-60. 2012
    ..These results suggest that balance, strength and agility training, in addition to cognitive exercises may enhance the ability to withstand unexpected balance perturbations and reduce the risk of falls in older people...
  18. doi request reprint Rapid gait termination: effects of age, walking surfaces and footwear characteristics
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Gait Posture 30:65-70. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that older adults have more difficulty terminating gait rapidly than their younger counterparts and that footwear is likely to influence whole-body stability during challenging postural tasks on wet surfaces...
  19. doi request reprint Acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis during gait in older people with Parkinson's disease: a comparison of fallers and nonfallers
    Mark D Latt
    Department of General, Geriatric and Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:700-6. 2009
    ..Although several studies have evaluated differences in basic gait parameters in people with PD, none have directly evaluated the stability of the upper body during gait...
  20. doi request reprint Good memory as a predictor of falls: fact or artefact
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 41:404-8. 2012
    ..accurate classification of older people into fallers and non-fallers is crucial for falls research, but largely dependent on the accuracy of fall reporting by the participants...
  21. pmc Concern about falls elicits changes in gait parameters in conditions of postural threat in older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Randwick, 2031 NSW, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:237-42. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effects of concern about falling and physiological falls risk on gait performance using a paradigm in which concern about falling was experimentally induced...
  22. pmc Effect on falls of providing single lens distance vision glasses to multifocal glasses wearers: VISIBLE randomised controlled trial
    Mark J Haran
    Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 340:c2265. 2010
    ..To determine whether the provision of single lens distance glasses to older wearers of multifocal glasses reduces falls...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sensorimotor function, balance abilities and pain influence Timed Up and Go performance in older community-living people
    Marcella Mun San Kwan
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Aging Clin Exp Res 23:196-201. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relative contributions of a range of sensorimotor, balance and psychological factors to TUG performance in a large sample of older people...
  24. doi request reprint Physiological fall risk factors in cognitively impaired older people: a one-year prospective study
    Morag E Taylor
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, N S W, Australia
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 34:181-9. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate sensorimotor and balance risk factors for falls in cognitively impaired older people...
  25. doi request reprint Risk factors for fracture following a fall among older people in residential care facilities in Australia
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2020-6. 2008
    ..To investigate which factors best predict whether a fall will result in a fracture...
  26. doi request reprint Neuropsychological, balance, and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study
    Phu D Hoang
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 95:480-6. 2014
    ..To determine whether impaired performance in a range of vision, proprioception, neuropsychological, balance, and mobility tests and pain and fatigue are associated with falls in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS)...
  27. doi request reprint Three simple clinical tests to accurately predict falls in people with Parkinson's disease
    Serene S Paul
    Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mov Disord 28:655-62. 2013
    ..This tool enables individualized quantification of the risk of falling. © 2013 Movement Disorder Society...
  28. ncbi request reprint White matter hyperintensities are an independent predictor of physical decline in community-dwelling older people
    Jacqueline J J Zheng
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Gerontology 58:398-406. 2012
    ..Ageing is associated with physical disability, but little is known about the influence of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on physical function decline in older people...
  29. doi request reprint Evidence of detraining after 12-week home-based exercise programs designed to reduce fall-risk factors in older people recently discharged from hospital
    Constance M Vogler
    Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1685-91. 2012
    ..To measure the extent to which improved sensorimotor function and balance resulting from a 12-week exercise intervention were retained 12 weeks after exercise cessation in older adults recently discharged from hospital...
  30. doi request reprint Low-trauma fractures indicate increased risk of hip fracture in frail older people
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 26:428-33. 2011
    ..Accordingly, despite their advanced age, they are a high-priority target group to investigate interventions that might reduce the risk of hip fracture...
  31. doi request reprint Cross-sectional analysis of foot function, functional ability, and health-related quality of life in older people with disabling foot pain
    Karen J Mickle
    University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1592-8. 2011
    ..To determine whether disabling foot pain is associated with foot function characteristics, functional ability, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in older adults...
  32. pmc Force-controlled balance perturbations associated with falls in older people: a prospective cohort study
    Daina L Sturnieks
    Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e70981. 2013
    ..Perturbations in the posterior direction best discriminated between future fallers and non-fallers...
  33. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in addition to visual impairment, reduced strength and poor balance predict falls in older Taiwanese people
    Marcella Mun San Kwan
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Age Ageing 41:606-12. 2012
    ..to determine whether depression is an important and independent predictor of falls in community-dwelling older people living in Taiwan...
  34. ncbi request reprint Walking speed, cadence and step length are selected to optimize the stability of head and pelvis accelerations
    Mark D Latt
    Department of Geriatric Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Exp Brain Res 184:201-9. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that healthy young people walk in a manner that maximizes V and AP stability while maintaining adequate, though suboptimal ML stability...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effects of spatial and nonspatial memory tasks on choice stepping reaction time in older people
    Daina L Sturnieks
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:1063-8. 2008
    ..In this study, we compared the effects of carefully matched visuospatial (VS) and nonspatial (NS) secondary tasks on choice stepping reaction time (CSRT)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Impaired depth perception and restricted pitch head movement increase obstacle contacts when dual-tasking in older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    DSC, Falls and Balance Research Laboratory, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:751-7. 2010
    ..The aims of the study were to determine (i) the effect of a secondary visual task on obstacle contacts when older people negotiated an obstacle course and (ii) physiological factors associated with obstacle contacts...
  37. ncbi request reprint The effects of an exercise program on fall risk factors in people with Parkinson's disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Natalie E Allen
    Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Mov Disord 25:1217-25. 2010
    ..Further investigation of the impact of exercise on falls in people with PD is warranted...
  38. ncbi request reprint Identifying older people at high risk of future falls: development and validation of a screening tool for use in emergency departments
    Anne Tiedemann
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Emerg Med J 30:918-22. 2013
    ..Hospital emergency departments (EDs) treat a high proportion of older people, many as a direct consequence of falling...
  39. pmc A randomized controlled pilot study of home-based step training in older people using videogame technology
    Daniel Schoene
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e57734. 2013
    ..Exercise interventions can reduce fall risk, but adherence is often low. A new exergame involving step training may provide an enjoyable exercise alternative for preventing falls in older people...
  40. pmc Age and gender differences in seven tests of functional mobility
    Annie A Butler
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Barker St, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, 2031, Australia
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 6:31. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine age and gender differences in seven tests of functional mobility...
  41. doi request reprint Step time variability and pelvis acceleration patterns of younger and older adults: effects of footwear and surface conditions
    Jasmine C Menant
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Res Sports Med 19:28-41. 2011
    ....
  42. pmc Intervention to prevent further falls in older people who call an ambulance as a result of a fall: a protocol for the iPREFER randomised controlled trial
    A Stefanie Mikolaizak
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, 2031 Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 13:360. 2013
    ..The aim of this randomised controlled trial is to evaluate the effect of a timely and tailored falls assessment and management intervention on the number of subsequent falls and fall-related injuries for non-conveyed older fallers...
  43. doi request reprint Pain and anxiety mediate the relationship between dizziness and falls in older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:423-8. 2013
    ..To identify medical, psychological, and physiological mediators of the relationship between dizziness and falls in older adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Discriminative ability and predictive validity of the timed up and go test in identifying older people who fall: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Daniel Schoene
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:202-8. 2013
    ..To investigate the discriminative ability and diagnostic accuracy of the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) as a clinical screening instrument for identifying older people at risk of falling...
  45. ncbi request reprint Gait impairment and falls in cognitively impaired older adults: an explanatory model of sensorimotor and neuropsychological mediators
    Morag E Taylor
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Falls and Balance Research Group, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Age Ageing 41:665-9. 2012
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Brain white matter hyperintensities, executive dysfunction, instability, and falls in older people: a prospective cohort study
    Jacqueline J J Zheng
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:1085-91. 2012
    ..This prospective study investigated relationships between WMHs, sensorimotor performance, executive functioning, and falls in a large sample of community-living older people...
  47. ncbi request reprint Mobility-related disability three months after aged care rehabilitation can be predicted with a simple tool: an observational study
    Catherine Sherrington
    The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    J Physiother 56:121-7. 2010
    ..What is the prevalence of mobility-related disability 3 months after discharge from inpatient aged care rehabilitation? Can a clinical tool predict which individuals will experience mobility-related disability 3 months after discharge?..
  48. doi request reprint Sleep quality and falls in older people living in self- and assisted-care villages
    Rebecca J St George
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, N S W, Australia
    Gerontology 55:162-8. 2009
    ..Insufficient sleep has potential effects on cognition and physical functioning and therefore may increase the incidence of falls in older people...
  49. doi request reprint Associations between drug burden index and falls in older people in residential aged care
    Nicholas M Wilson
    Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:875-80. 2011
    ....
  50. doi request reprint A selection strategy was developed for fracture reduction programs in frail older people
    Jian Sheng Chen
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:679-85. 2010
    ....
  51. doi request reprint The Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I). A comprehensive longitudinal validation study
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Age Ageing 39:210-6. 2010
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Physiological and psychological predictors of walking speed in older community-dwelling people
    Anne Tiedemann
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, UNSW, Randwick, Australia
    Gerontology 51:390-5. 2005
    ..However, apart from lower limb strength, few studies have examined the range of physiological and psychological factors that influence performance in this test...
  53. doi request reprint Systematic review of non-transportation rates and outcomes for older people who have fallen after ambulance service call-out
    A Stefanie Mikolaizak
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Australas J Ageing 32:147-57. 2013
    ..To review the evidence regarding non-transported older people who have fallen in relation to non-transportation rates, outcomes and impact of alternate care pathways...
  54. doi request reprint Older fallers attended to by an ambulance but not transported to hospital: a vulnerable population at high risk of future falls
    Anne Tiedemann
    The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:179-85. 2013
    ..This prospective cohort study describes older non-transported fallers seen by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (ASNSW), quantifies the level of risk and identifies predictors of future falls and ambulance use...
  55. doi request reprint Angiotensin system-blocking medications are associated with fewer falls over 12 months in community-dwelling older people
    Alfred K W Wong
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:776-81. 2013
    ..To investigate relationships between the use of cardiovascular medications, including angiotensin system-blocking medications (ASBMs), orthostatic hypotension (OH), fall risk, and falls in community-dwelling older people...
  56. doi request reprint Physical impairments in cognitively impaired older people: implications for risk of falls
    Morag E Taylor
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Int Psychogeriatr 25:148-56. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine whether a group of cognitively impaired older people (CIG) perform worse than a matched group of cognitively intact older people (NCIG) on a profile of physical performance and mobility tests...
  57. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensities and impaired choice stepping reaction time in older people
    Jacqueline J Zheng
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1177-85. 2012
    ..The conclusion was that WMHs are associated with slowed performance on a dual task CSRT task and this relationship is explained primarily by underlying neuropsychological impairments...
  58. doi request reprint Gait parameter risk factors for falls under simple and dual task conditions in cognitively impaired older people
    Morag E Taylor
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia
    Gait Posture 37:126-30. 2013
    ..Multiple fallers performed worse in each gait condition but the addition of a functional or cognitive secondary task provided no added benefit in discriminating fallers from non-fallers with cognitive impairment...
  59. doi request reprint Mobility training after hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial
    Anne M Moseley
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Age Ageing 38:74-80. 2009
    ..to compare the effects of two different exercise programmes after hip fracture...
  60. doi request reprint Postural sway approaches center of mass stability limits in Parkinson's disease
    Jasmine C Menant
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Mov Disord 26:637-43. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effects of PD and levodopa on postural sway and leaning balance...
  61. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in walking stability
    Hylton B Menz
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, High Street, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    Age Ageing 32:137-42. 2003
    ..a large proportion of falls in older people occur when walking; however the mechanisms underlying impaired balance during gait are poorly understood...
  62. ncbi request reprint Clinical and physiological assessments for elucidating falls risk in Parkinson's disease
    Mark D Latt
    Department of Aged Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Mov Disord 24:1280-9. 2009
    ..Patients with PD at risk of falls can be identified accurately with routine clinical assessments and quantitative physiological tests. Many of the risk factors identified are amenable to targeted intervention...
  63. doi request reprint Vision and falls in older people: risk factors and intervention strategies
    Stephen R Lord
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia
    Clin Geriatr Med 26:569-81. 2010
    ..Other effective fall prevention strategies include maximizing vision through cataract surgery and occupational therapy interventions in visually impaired older people...
  64. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of fall risk screening tools for use in residential aged care facilities
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 189:193-6. 2008
    ..To develop screening tools for predicting falls in nursing home and intermediate-care hostel residents who can and cannot stand unaided...
  65. ncbi request reprint Foot and leg problems are important determinants of functional status in community dwelling older people
    Elizabeth L M Barr
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Disabil Rehabil 27:917-23. 2005
    ..To determine whether foot and leg problems are independently associated with functional status in a community sample of older people after adjusting for the influence of socio-demographic, physical and medical factors...
  66. ncbi request reprint Physiological risk factors for falls in older people with lower limb arthritis
    Daina L Sturnieks
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
    J Rheumatol 31:2272-9. 2004
    ..To investigate physiological risk factors for falls in people with self-reported lower limb arthritis...
  67. doi request reprint Validation of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale in cognitively impaired older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:1098-102. 2013
    ..This study evaluated psychometric properties of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES) to measure fear of falling in cognitively impaired older people. Icon-FES uses pictures as visual cues to prompt responses...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effects of footwear features on balance and stepping in older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, N S W, Australia
    Gerontology 54:18-23. 2008
    ..Although footwear has been linked to falls in older people, it remains unclear as to which shoe features are beneficial or detrimental to balance in older people...
  69. ncbi request reprint Automatic segmentation of triaxial accelerometry signals for falls risk estimation
    Stephen J Redmond
    School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010:2234-7. 2010
    ..However, a decrease in the correlation with falls risk to 0.73 was observed using the automatic segmentation, compared to 0.81 when using markers manually placed by an observer...
  70. ncbi request reprint Physical and psychological factors associated with stair negotiation performance in older people
    Anne C Tiedemann
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1259-65. 2007
    ..We examined which physical and psychological factors are associated with stair climbing and stair descending performance in older people...
  71. ncbi request reprint Acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis when walking are associated with risk of falling in community-dwelling older people
    Hylton B Menz
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, High Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M446-52. 2003
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint High bone turnover is an independent predictor of mortality in the frail elderly
    Philip N Sambrook
    Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Royal North Shore Hospital, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Bone Miner Res 21:549-55. 2006
    ..In a prospective study of 1112 frail subjects (79% female; mean age, 86 years), high bone turnover was an independent predictor of all-cause mortality. This association seemed to be mainly manifested in deaths from cardiovascular causes...
  73. doi request reprint Physiological and cognitive mediators for the association between self-reported depressed mood and impaired choice stepping reaction time in older people
    Tasha Kvelde
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:538-44. 2010
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  74. pmc Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post-hospital exercise program: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 9:8. 2009
    ..The cost-effectiveness of the exercise program from the health and community service provider's perspective will be established. In addition, predictors for adherence with the exercise program will be determined...
  75. ncbi request reprint Optimizing footwear for older people at risk of falls
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:1167-81. 2008
    ..Future research should investigate the potential benefits of tread sole shoes for preventing slips and whether shoes with high collars or flared soles can enhance balance when challenging tasks are undertaken...
  76. doi request reprint Exercise for falls prevention in older people: assessing the knowledge of exercise science students
    Daina L Sturnieks
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 13:59-64. 2010
    ..There is a clear need for the development and widespread delivery of an evidence-based "exercise for falls prevention" curriculum module for exercise professionals...
  77. doi request reprint Muscle weakness impairs the proprioceptive control of human standing
    Annie A Butler
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Brain Res 1242:244-51. 2008
    ..This indicates a functional link between contractile and sensory muscular processes and shows that multiple sensory inputs are more important for people with muscle weakness...
  78. doi request reprint Impact of white matter lesions on physical functioning and fall risk in older people: a systematic review
    Jacqueline J J Zheng
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW, 2031, Australia
    Stroke 42:2086-90. 2011
    ..White matter lesions (WMLs) are common findings on neuroimaging in older people. This review systematically evaluates the published literature on the associations between WMLs and balance, gait, mobility, and falls in older people...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of walking surfaces and footwear on temporo-spatial gait parameters in young and older people
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Gait Posture 29:392-7. 2009
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Minimal chair height standing ability is independently associated with falls in Taiwanese older people
    Marcella Mun San Kwan
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1080-5. 2011
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  81. doi request reprint Implementing falls prevention research into policy and practice in Australia: past, present and future
    Stephen R Lord
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    J Safety Res 42:517-20. 2011
    ..Falls in older Australians are a significant public health issue with one in three older people falling one or more times each year...
  82. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotic medications and risk of falls in residents of aged care facilities
    Le T T Hien
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1290-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether use of atypical antipsychotics (olanzapine and risperidone) is associated with lower risk of falls than use of typical antipsychotics...
  83. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of weight-bearing versus non-weight-bearing exercise for improving physical ability after usual care for hip fracture
    Catherine Sherrington
    Prince Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:710-6. 2004
    ..To compare the effects of weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing home exercise programs and a control program on physical ability (strength, balance, gait, functional performance) in older people who have had a hip fracture...
  84. doi request reprint Reach distance but not judgment error is associated with falls in older people
    Annie A Butler
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:896-903. 2011
    ..Here, we investigate the interaction between reaching ability, errors in judging reach, and the incidence of falling (retrospectively and prospectively) in a large cohort of older people...
  85. doi request reprint Longitudinal falls-risk estimation using triaxial accelerometry
    Michael R Narayanan
    School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:534-41. 2010
    ..A number of fall-related features, extracted from the accelerometry signals, combined with a linear least squares model, maps to a clinically validated measure of falls risk with a correlation of rho = 0.81 (p < 0.001)...
  86. doi request reprint Foot pain, plantar pressures, and falls in older people: a prospective study
    Karen J Mickle
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1936-40. 2010
    ..To determine whether foot pain and plantar pressure are associated with falls in community-dwelling older adults...
  87. ncbi request reprint Reducing risk of falling in older people discharged from hospital: a randomized controlled trial comparing seated exercises, weight-bearing exercises, and social visits
    Constance M Vogler
    Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1317-24. 2009
    ..To compare the efficacy of seated exercises and weight-bearing (WB) exercises with social visits on fall risk factors in older people recently discharged from hospital...
  88. ncbi request reprint Choice stepping response and transfer times: effects of age, fall risk, and secondary tasks
    Rebecca J St George
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:537-42. 2007
    ..Here we investigate how a competing cognitive task and an obstacle to stepping affect the initiation and execution phases of choice stepping reaction times in young and older people...
  89. ncbi request reprint Hospital and non-hospital costs for fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people
    Anne C Tiedemann
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales
    N S W Public Health Bull 19:161-5. 2008
    ..This study determined the cost of fall-related health care in a cohort of community-dwelling people...
  90. ncbi request reprint A randomised trial of weight-bearing versus non-weight-bearing exercise for improving physical ability in inpatients after hip fracture
    Catherine Sherrington
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales 2031
    Aust J Physiother 49:15-22. 2003
    ..3) and the need for less supportive walking aids (p = 0.045). Weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing exercise programs produce similar effects on strength, balance, gait and functional performance among inpatients soon after hip fracture...
  91. ncbi request reprint Predictors of falling in elderly hospital patients
    Raja I Salgado
    Community Rehabilitation and Geriatrics Service, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 38:213-9. 2004
    ..43; 95% CI = 1.91 - 94.40). The findings indicate that a simple screening protocol can accurately identify patients at risk of falling while in hospital...
  92. ncbi request reprint Reliability of simple portable tests of physical performance in older people after hip fracture
    Catherine Sherrington
    Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital
    Clin Rehabil 19:496-504. 2005
    ..To investigate the test-retest reliability of measures of strength, balance, gait and functional performance when used with older people following hip fracture...
  93. ncbi request reprint Acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis when walking on level and irregular surfaces
    Hylton B Menz
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, High St, Randwick, Sydney NSW 2031, Australia
    Gait Posture 18:35-46. 2003
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Walking stability and sensorimotor function in older people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy
    Hylton B Menz
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:245-52. 2004
    ..To evaluate, in older people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and in age-matched controls, acceleration patterns of the head and pelvis when walking to determine the effect of lower-limb sensory loss on walking stability...
  95. ncbi request reprint Comparison of effect of aerobic cycle training and progressive resistance training on walking ability after stroke: a randomized sham exercise-controlled study
    Mi Joung Lee
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:976-85. 2008
    ..To determine whether changes in strength or cardiorespiratory fitness after exercise training improve walking ability in individuals who have had a stroke...
  96. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of long-term monitoring of human movements in the home using accelerometry
    Merryn J Mathie
    Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Australia
    J Telemed Telecare 10:144-51. 2004
    ..All subjects found the system simple to use and the TA unit unobtrusive and comfortable to wear. High compliance rates were achieved: the TA units were worn on 88% of the days in the study, for an average of 11.2 hours per day...
  97. doi request reprint Validity and reliability of assessment tools for measuring unsupported sitting in people with a spinal cord injury
    Claire L Boswell-Ruys
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1571-7. 2009
    ..To develop simple tests to assess the abilities of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to sit unsupported and to assess the construct validity and test-retest reliability of these tests...
  98. doi request reprint Group exercise can improve participants' mobility in an outpatient rehabilitation setting: a randomized controlled trial
    Catherine Sherrington
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney and Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
    Clin Rehabil 22:493-502. 2008
    ..To establish the effects of group exercise on mobility and strength...
  99. pmc Preventing falls in older multifocal glasses wearers by providing single-lens distance glasses: the protocol for the VISIBLE randomised controlled trial
    Mark J Haran
    Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 9:10. 2009
    ..We will also measure the effect of the intervention on health status, lifestyle activities and fear of falling, as well as the extent of adherence to the program...
  100. doi request reprint Effective exercise for the prevention of falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Catherine Sherrington
    Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:2234-43. 2008
    ..To determine the effects of exercise on falls prevention in older people and establish whether particular trial characteristics or components of exercise programs are associated with larger reductions in falls...
  101. ncbi request reprint Older people contact more obstacles when wearing multifocal glasses and performing a secondary visual task
    Jasmine C Menant
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1833-8. 2009
    ..To determine whether wearing multifocal glasses affects obstacle avoidance and eye and head movements during walking with and without a secondary visual task in older people...