Physical performance measure outcomes most associated with falls in senior athletes.
A total of 928 senior athletes.
Fall history, Single Leg Stance Eyes Open, Single Leg Stance Eyes Closed, Single Leg Stance on Foam, Functional Reach, Usual and Fast Gait Speed, Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test, and Grip Strength. Data were analyzed with logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic curve analyses.
Combined failure, as determined by cut scores, on Single Leg Stance Eyes Closed and on Foam was most associated with a recent history of falls. Performance on the Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test was also highly associated.
Department of Physical Therapy (Dr Jordre) and Physician Assistant Studies (Dr Schweinle), University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, Vermillion; Cottonwood, Minnesota (Dr Oetjen); Department of Physical Therapy, UnityPoint Health, St. Luke's, Sioux City, Iowa (Dr Dybsetter); and Department of Physical Therapy, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Dr Braun).
Correspondence: Becca Jordre, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA, Cert MDT, Department of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences, 414 E. Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069 (Becca.email@example.com).
This project was supported by Department of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences.
The authors report no conflicts of interest.