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Disparity in the Fear of Falling Between Urban and Rural Residents in Relation With Socio-economic Variables, Health Issues, and Functional Independency.

Authors
  • Cho, Hyungpil
  • Seol, Seung Jun
  • Yoon, Do Hyun
  • Kim, Mi Jung
  • Choi, Bo Youl
  • Kim, Taikon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of rehabilitation medicine
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2013
Volume
37
Issue
6
Pages
848–861
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5535/arm.2013.37.6.848
PMID: 24466520
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The disparity in the fear of falling between the two areas is thought to be related to age structure, and it may also exist in healthy or functionally independent senior populations under the influence of socio-environmental factors. A senior population with lower socio-economic status residing in a rural area might be related with a greater vulnerability to the fear of falling. We should consider regional characteristics when we design fall-related studies or develop fall-prevention programs at the community level.

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