アライ トモユキ   ARAI Tomoyuki
  新井 智之
   所属   埼玉医科大学  保健医療学部 理学療法学科
   職種   准教授
論文種別 学術雑誌(原著)
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Loss of height predicts fall risk in elderly Japanese: a prospective cohort study
掲載誌名 正式名:Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
掲載区分国外
巻・号・頁 41(1),88-94頁
著者・共著者 ◎Tomoyuki Arai , Hiroaki Fujita , Kohei Maruya, Yasuhiro Morita, Ryoma Asahi, Hideaki Ishibasi
発行年月 2022/12/13
概要 Introduction: The purpose of this study was to explore whether height loss is associated with future falls and whether the combination of height loss and fall experience is associated with future falls.
Results: The follow-up questionnaire was returned by 668 participants, 74 of whom (11.1%) fell at least once during the observation period. Multiple logistic regression analysis found that height loss of > 2 cm was a significant predictor of future falls, even after adjusting for other factors. Additionally, the combination of height loss and previous falls was a risk factor for falls.
Conclusions: We suggest that height loss of ≥ 2 cm is a predictor of future falls in older adults, and the combination of height loss and fall experiences may be a useful screening tool for determining fall risk.