A longitudinal study of gait and balance dysfunction in normal older people

Robert W. Baloh, Sarah H. Ying, Kathleen M. Jacobson

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Objective: To identify the causes of deteriorating gait and balance in normal older people. Methods: We measured visual acuity, vestibulo-ocular responses, pure-tone hearing levels, vibration sense, deep tendon reflexes, and Tinetti gait and balance scores in 59 normal older subjects (mean±SD age on entry, 78.5±3.7 years) followed up at yearly examinations (range, 8-10 years). White matter hyperintensities on magnetic resonance imaging taken in mid follow-up were graded qualitatively and quantitatively. Results: For each variable except white matter hyper-intensities, we calculated a normalized change per year. There was a significant (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)835-839
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Gait
Longitudinal Studies
Stretch Reflex
Vibration
Hearing
Visual Acuity
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
White Matter
Older People
Longitudinal Study
Reflex
Causes

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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A longitudinal study of gait and balance dysfunction in normal older people. / Baloh, Robert W.; Ying, Sarah H.; Jacobson, Kathleen M.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 60, No. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 835-839.

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Baloh, Robert W. ; Ying, Sarah H. ; Jacobson, Kathleen M. / A longitudinal study of gait and balance dysfunction in normal older people. In: Archives of Neurology. 2003 ; Vol. 60, No. 6. pp. 835-839.
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