Fall Risk Assessment and Effectiveness of Home Based Exercise on Balance and Functional Mobility among Malaysian Adult Aged 50 years and above
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Falls prevention research and practice are in there infancy in developing countries such as Malaysia. This research evaluated falls and falls-risk factors among community-dwelling Malaysians aged >50 years. An important risk factor identified, with little previous research, was turning impairment. A randomized trial found improved balance/mobility outcomes for Malaysians aged >50 who had turning impairment. These outcomes provide useful local data to inform future falls prevention activity in Malaysia and other developing countries in Asia.
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