|Title||Functional Limitations as Potential Mediators of the Effects of Self-Reported Vision Status on Fall Risk of Older Adults|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Steinman, BA, Allen, SM, Chen, J, Pynoos, J|
|Journal||Journal of Aging and Health|
|Keywords||Health Conditions and Status|
Objective: To test whether limitations in mobility and large-muscle functioning mediate self-reported vision status to increase fall risk among respondents age 65 and above. Method: This study used two waves from the Health and Retirement Study. We conducted binary logistic and negative binomial regression analyses to test indirect paths leading from self-reported vision status to falls, via indices of mobility and large-muscle functioning. Results: Limited evidence was found for a mediating effect among women; however, large-muscle groups were implicated as partially mediating risk factors for falls among men with fair self-reported vision status. Discussion: Implications of these findings are discussed including the need for prioritizing improved muscle strength of older men and women with poor vision as a preventive measure against falls.
Steinman, Bernard A Allen, Susan M Chen, Jie Pynoos, Jon eng 2014/07/23 06:00 J Aging Health. 2015 Feb;27(1):158-76. doi: 10.1177/0898264314543473. Epub 2014 Jul 20.
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falls prevention/self-reported vision/functional impairment/mobility Limitation/Self assessed health
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