Daina L Sturnieks
Affiliation: University of New South Wales
- Physiological risk factors for falls in older people with lower limb arthritisDaina 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...
- Sensorimotor and neuropsychological correlates of force perturbations that induce stepping in older adultsDaina 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...
- Force-controlled balance perturbations associated with falls in older people: a prospective cohort studyDaina 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...
- Angiotensin system-blocking medications are associated with fewer falls over 12 months in community-dwelling older peopleAlfred 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...
- Effects of spatial and nonspatial memory tasks on choice stepping reaction time in older peopleDaina 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)...
- Concern about falls elicits changes in gait parameters in conditions of postural threat in older peopleKim 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...
- Exercise for falls prevention in older people: assessing the knowledge of exercise science studentsDaina 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...
- Validity and reliability of assessment tools for measuring unsupported sitting in people with a spinal cord injuryClaire 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...