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Each year one in every three adults over the age of 65 experience a fall resulting in serious injury and in some instances death. In this population, falling injuries are the leading cause of death and are associated with the greatest number of nonfatal injuries and trauma hospital admissions. Since balance and muscle performance decreases as one ages, it is vitally important to assess these factors as part of a comprehensive strategy to monitor and predict fall risk. Previous data analysis of the Repetitive Step Test (RST) has shown that there is a significant performance difference between non-fallers and recurrent fallers in particular stepping conditions, and that significant inter-limb differences exist in non-fallers.

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Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Test-Retest Reliability of the Repetitive Step Test in Community Dwelling Older Adults