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2020 May

J Am Med Dir Assoc



Pain Is Associated With Poor Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.


Hirase T, Okubo Y, Sturnieks DL, Lord SR
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020 May; 21(5):597-603.e8.
PMID: 32334772.


Pain is a risk factor for falls in older adults, but the mechanisms are not well understood, limiting our ability to implement effective preventive strategies. The aim of this study was to systematically review and synthesize the literature that has examined the impact of pain on static, dynamic, multicomponent, and reactive balance in community-dwelling older adults.