Fear of falling and activities of daily living function: mediation effect of dual-task ability

Brustio, P.R., Magistro, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-2554-3701, Zecca, M., Liubicich, M.E. and Rabaglietti, E., 2018. Fear of falling and activities of daily living function: mediation effect of dual-task ability. Aging & Mental Health, 22 (6), pp. 856-861. ISSN 1360-7863

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study was to explore the association between fear of falling (FOF), dual-task ability during a mobility task, and the activities of daily living (ADL) in a sample of older adults.

Methods: Seventy-six older adults (mean age M = 70.87 ± 5.16 years) participated in the study. Data on FOF (using the Falls Self-Efficacy Scale-International), walking ability during both single- and dual-task performances and ADL were collected.

Results: Mediation analysis demonstrated the mediation effect of dual-task ability (β = 0.238, p = 0.011) between FOF and ADL level (β = 0.559, p < 0.001). Moreover, significantly lower performances were observed during dual-task condition [F (2, 73) = 7.386, p < 0.001], and lower ADL levels were also found in older adults with FOF [F (2, 73) = 13.734, p < 0.001].

Conclusion: The study underlines the relationship between FOF, dual-task ability and ADL level. These results could be used to develop specific intervention programmes for successful ageing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Aging & Mental Health
Creators: Brustio, P.R., Magistro, D., Zecca, M., Liubicich, M.E. and Rabaglietti, E.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2018
Volume: 22
Number: 6
ISSN: 1360-7863
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/13607863.2017.1318257DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 May 2018 10:14
Last Modified: 10 May 2018 10:14
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33513

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