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Combination of BTrackS and Geri-Fit as a targeted approach for assessing and reducing the postural sway of older adults with high fall risk

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (65th percentile)

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Title
Combination of BTrackS and Geri-Fit as a targeted approach for assessing and reducing the postural sway of older adults with high fall risk
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/cia.s131047
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Authors

Daniel J Goble, Mason C Hearn, Harsimran S Baweja

Abstract

Atypically high postural sway measured by a force plate is a known risk factor for falls in older adults. Further, it has been shown that small, but significant, reductions in postural sway are possible with various balance exercise interventions. In the present study, a new low-cost force-plate technology called the Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) was utilized to assess postural sway of older adults before and after 90 days of a well-established exercise program called Geri-Fit. Results showed an overall reduction in postural sway across all participants from pre- to post-intervention. However, the magnitude of effects was significantly influenced by the amount of postural sway demonstrated by individuals prior to Geri-Fit training. Specifically, more participants with atypically high postural sway pre-intervention experienced an overall postural sway reduction. These reductions experienced were typically greater than the minimum detectable change statistic for the BTrackS Balance Test. Taken together, these findings suggest that BTrackS is an effective means of identifying older adults with elevated postural sway, who are likely to benefit from Geri-Fit training to mitigate fall risk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 10 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Professor 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 10 25%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 12 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 10%
Sports and Recreations 4 10%
Psychology 3 8%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 May 2017.
All research outputs
#3,096,309
of 13,534,362 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#359
of 1,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89,251
of 349,937 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#14
of 41 outputs
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