The Relationship Between the Risk of Falls and Functional and Psychological Measures in Older Adults

Published: 27 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/57swztzrt8.1
Attila Szabo


Complex movement coordination and psychological resilience predict the risk of falls in older adults with the former accounting for 68.8% and latter for 48.5% of the variance.


Steps to reproduce

Test older adults (60+) with the Fullerton Functional Fitness Test. Add a dynamometer (hand strength) test and also assess psychological resilience, well-being, happiness, perceived stress, and satisfaction with life. Run a correlation between all measures. Subsequently perform Bayesian linear regressions for objective and subjective measures. Finally, check if the subjective measures mediate the relationship between the objective indices and the risk of falls (the latter is assessed with the Berg balance Test).


Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem


Psychology, Geriatrics, Well-Being, Fall Accident, Fitness, Older Adult, Resilience, Life Satisfaction