Influence of skeletal muscles on the risk of falling in old age

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Schöne D, Freiberger E, Sieber C
Zeitschrift: Internist
Verlag: SPRINGER
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Band: 58
Heftnummer: 4
Seitenbereich: 359-370
ISSN: 0020-9554


Abstract

Falls in older adults are a major public health problem, affecting 1 in 3 persons aged 65 and over at least once a year. Consequences of falling include death, injuries, fear of falling, and subsequent loss of independence. The age-related loss of muscle mass and function (sarcopenia) as well as muscle strength are markers of the frailty syndrome. In addition, they are associated with physical function and are a risk factor for falling. Older adults should be screened for falls at least annually. If evaluated as at-risk, a comprehensive falls assessment should be conducted to determine an individual's risk profile. Physical exercise with balance and strength training play a key role in the prevention and management of functional decline and fall risk. Multifactorial interventions are indicated in at-risk individuals. In sarcopenic individuals, sufficient intake of protein must be taken into account and supplementation in combination with exercise appears to be useful.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Freiberger, Ellen PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Schöne, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)


Zitierweisen

APA:
Schöne, D., Freiberger, E., & Sieber, C. (2017). Influence of skeletal muscles on the risk of falling in old age. Internist, 58(4), 359-370. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00108-017-0212-5

MLA:
Schöne, Daniel, Ellen Freiberger, and Cornel Sieber. "Influence of skeletal muscles on the risk of falling in old age." Internist 58.4 (2017): 359-370.

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