Modified timed up and go test for tendency to fall and balance assessment in elderly patients with gait instability - Soto-Varela A, Rossi-Izquierdo M, Del-R ío-Valeiras M, Faraldo-García A, Vaamonde-Sánchez-Andrade I, Lirola-Delgado A, Santos-Pérez S.

OBJECTIVE: To compare the results from the modified Timed Up and Go Test (TUG) with posturographic variables, the subjective perception of disability due to gait instability, and the number of falls in a sample of the elderly population with imbalance, to ...
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