Kim Delbaere

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): study protocol for an international multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Yves J Gschwind
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 14:91. 2014
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment as a predictor of falls in community-dwelling older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:845-53. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:674-80. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint A multifactorial approach to understanding fall risk in older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1679-85. 2010
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. 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

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  1. ncbi request reprint ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): study protocol for an international multicenter randomized controlled trial
    Yves J Gschwind
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2031, Australia
    BMC Geriatr 14:91. 2014
    ..The primary aims of iStoppFalls are to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the intervention program, and its effectiveness to improve balance, muscle strength and quality of life in older people...
  2. ncbi 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mild cognitive impairment as a predictor of falls in community-dwelling older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 20:845-53. 2012
    ..This study aimed to investigate whether mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with falls in older people...
  4. ncbi request reprint Development and initial validation of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031, Australia
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:674-80. 2011
    ..We developed the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES), which includes more demanding activities and uses pictures to provide more complete environmental contexts...
  5. ncbi request reprint A multifactorial approach to understanding fall risk in older people
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1679-85. 2010
    ..To identify the interrelationships and discriminatory value of a broad range of objectively measured explanatory risk factors for falls...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi 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
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  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. 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
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  17. ncbi request reprint High arterial pulse wave velocity is a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people
    Alfred K W Wong
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 62:1534-9. 2014
    ..To examine whether arterial stiffness is a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people...
  18. ncbi 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptomatology as a risk factor for falls in older people: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Tasha Kvelde
    Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:694-706. 2013
    ..To conduct a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to evaluate studies that have addressed depressive symptoms as a risk factor for falls in older people...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms increase fall risk in older people, independent of antidepressant use, and reduced executive and physical functioning
    Tasha Kvelde
    Neuroscience Research Australia, UNSW, Australia Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, Australia
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 60:190-5. 2015
    ..Treatment of depressive symptoms using non-pharmacological approaches should be considered as part of fall prevention programs, especially in populations at high risk of falls. ..
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychological, physical, and functional mobility measures associated with falls in cognitively impaired older adults
    Morag E Taylor
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Medicine
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:987-95. 2014
    ..This study examined fall risk in older people with cognitive impairment with an emphasis on identifying explanatory and modifiable risk factors...
  27. pmc Determinants of disparities between perceived and physiological risk of falling among elderly people: cohort study
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    BMJ 341:c4165. 2010
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  28. ncbi 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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  29. ncbi request reprint A Stroop Stepping Test (SST) using low-cost computer game technology discriminates between older fallers and non-fallers
    Daniel Schoene
    Neuroscience Research Australia, Falls and Balance Research Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Age Ageing 43:285-9. 2014
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  30. ncbi request reprint Falls efficacy scale-international: a cross-sectional validation in people with multiple sclerosis
    Rob van Vliet
    Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:883-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate psychometric properties of 16-item and 7-item Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Implementing falls prevention research into policy and practice: an overview of a new National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant
    Stephen R Lord
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 22:84-7. 2011
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  33. ncbi request reprint Good lateral harmonic stability combined with adequate gait speed is required for low fall risk in older people
    Matthew A D Brodie
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, N S W, Australia
    Gerontology 61:69-78. 2015
    ..However, the traditional ML harmonic ratio (MLHR) may be a sub-optimal measure of gait quality because of insufficient frequency resolution...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and quality of life in people with age- related macular degeneration
    Remy Sheena Mathew
    School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 31:375-80. 2011
    ..To examine quality of life and associated factors in people with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Falls and catastrophic thoughts about falls predict mobility restriction in community-dwelling older people: A structural equation modelling approach
    Kim Delbaere
    Falls and Balance Research Group, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Sydney, Australia
    Aging Ment Health 13:587-92. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the role of catastrophic beliefs about falls and previous falls in the development of concerns about falls and resulting mobility restrictions (MR)...
  37. ncbi request reprint New methods for fall risk prediction
    Andreas Ejupi
    aAssistive Healthcare Information Technology Group, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria bVienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria cNeuroscience Research Australia, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 17:407-11. 2014
    ..New methods for fall prediction are necessary to identify and monitor those older people at high risk of falling who would benefit from participating in falls prevention programmes...
  38. ncbi request reprint A comparison of activity classification in younger and older cohorts using a smartphone
    Michael B Del Rosario
    Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Physiol Meas 35:2269-86. 2014
    ..It was capable of performing real-time activity classification for a period of 17 h on a single battery charge, illustrating that smartphone technology provides a viable platform on which to perform long-term activity monitoring...
  39. ncbi request reprint Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire for seniors: validity and responsiveness
    Dafna Merom
    1School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, AUSTRALIA 2Neuroscience Research Australia NeuRA, University of NSW, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 3School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 4Health Promotion Service, Clinical Support Division Western, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 5Centre for Health Advancement, NSW Health Department, Liverpool, AUSTRALIA and 6Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:947-54. 2014
    ..This study assessed the criterion validity and responsiveness of the Incidental and Planned Exercise Questionnaire (IPEQ) specifically developed for aging research...