Twenty-two nonfaller patients with right or left
below-knee amputation completed a balance confidence
questionnaire and activity monitor for 7 days.
Subjects were split into two activity groups: Low
(less than 3,000 steps per day) or High (greater
than 3,000 steps per day). The low activity group
had much poorer balance confidence. It may be that
people who are more fearful of falling chose to walk
less often as a strategy to limit falling accidents. This
information can help determine whether a person is
truly at a low risk of falling or whether the clinician
should focus on encouraging activity.
Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
Pages 551 — 560
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