Journal article

Dizziness as a geriatric condition among rural community-dwelling older adults

F Gomez, CL Curcio, G Duque

The journal of nutrition, health & aging | SPRINGER FRANCE | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common symptom in older adults. The majority of those with dizziness tend to have more than one risk factor, suggesting that dizziness is a multifactorial geriatric condition. Therefore, associated factors must be determined to permit risk-reduction approaches. OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between dizziness and socio-demographic, physical, functional and psychological health factors among older persons living in the Andes Mountains. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS/PARTICIPANTS: One thousand six hundred ninety-two community-living people aged 60 years and over living in four rural and suburban areas of villages in coffee-grower zon..

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