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Minimum foot clearance during walking: Strategies for the minimisation of trip-related falls

Begg, Rezaul and Best, Russell and Dell'Oro, Lisa Ann and Taylor, Simon B (2007) Minimum foot clearance during walking: Strategies for the minimisation of trip-related falls. Gait and Posture, 25 (2). pp. 191-198. ISSN 0966-6362

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Abstract

Researchers have documented ageing effects on gait with the aim of identifying variables linked to falls. The elderly seemed to be more prone to tripping with, for example, lower median MFC(minimum foot clearance) values (not significantly lower) and significantly higher MFC variability. The results show that important information is lost in group-based analysis and only an individual-based approach will show which individuals are at risk of tripping.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gait, tripping, minimum foot clearance, MFC, descriptive statistics, walking, locomotion, fall, ageing, obstacles, movement, biomechanics, motor skills, motor ability, females
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 04:26
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 03:37
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21420
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2006.03.008
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