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Andrew Pruszynski
04-26-2004, 04:12 AM
I am currently starting a project that will analyze the biomechanical
indicators (eg. Postural Sway, Symmetry of Motion, Jerk, ...) of stability
problems in the elderly. If anyone could help me out by providing some
references with respect to such factors or simply suggest others, it would
be greatly appreciated. Below, I am including the references I have
collected to this point. I would be happy to compile whatever I receive and
post it for all.



Coogler, C.E. (1992). Falls and imbalance. Rehab Management, April/May,

Tinetti, M.E. & Speechley, M. (1989). Prevention of falls among the elderly.
The New England Journal of Medicine, 320 (16), 1055-1059.

Horak, F.B., Shupert, C.L., & Mirka, A. (1989). Components of postural
dys-control in the elderly: a review. Neurobiology of Aging, 10, 727-738.

Whipple, R. & Wolfson, L.I. (1989). Abnormalities of balance, gait, and
sensori-motor function in the elderly population. In Duncan, P.W. (Ed.),
Balance: Proceedings of the APTA Forum, American Physical Therapy
Association, Alexandria, VA, 61-68.

Lizardi, J.E., Wolfson, L.I. & Whipple, R.H. (1989).Neurological dysfunction
in the elderly prone to fall. Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation, 3 (3),

Rose, D.J. (1997) Balance and mobility disorders in older adults: assessing
and treating the multiple dimension of balance. Rehab Management

Di Fabio & Seay, R. (1997). Use of the "fast evaluation of mobility,
balance, and fear" in elderly community dwellers: Validity and reliability.
Physical Therapy, 77, 9, 904-915.

El-Kashlan, H.K., Shepard, N.T., Asher, A.M., Smith-Wheelock, M., & Telian,
S. (1998). Evaluation of clinical measures of equilibrium. Laryngoscope,
108, 311-319.

Clark, S., Rose, D.J., & Fujimoto, K. (1997). Generalizability of the limits
of stability test in the evaluation of dynamic balance among older adults.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 78, 1078-1084.

Whipple, R. (1997). Improving balance in older adults: identifying the
significant training stimuli. In Masdeu, J.C., Sudarsky, L., & Wolfson, L.
(eds.) Gait disorders in aging. Falls and therapeutic strategies.
Philadelphia, PA: Lipincott-Raven, 355-79.

Shumway-Cook A., Gruber W., Baldwin M., Liao S. (1997). Effect of
Multidimensional Exercises on Balance, Mobility, and Fall Risk in
Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Physical Therapy, 77, 46-57.

-- Andrew Pruszynski -- Systems Engineering -- Simon Fraser University --

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