Journal article

Excessive daytime sleepiness and falls among older men and women: cross-sectional examination of a population-based sample

Amie C Hayley, Lana J Williams, Gerard A Kennedy, Kara L Holloway, Michael Berk, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Julie A Pasco

BMC GERIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) has been associated with an increased risk for falls among clinical samples of older adults. However, there is little detailed information among population-representative samples. The current study aimed to assess the relationship between EDS and falls among a cohort of population-based older adults. METHODS: This study assessed 367 women aged 60-93 years (median 72, interquartile range 65-79) and 451 men aged 60-92 years (median 73, interquartile range 66-80) who participated in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study between the years 2001 and 2008. Falls during the prior year were documented via self-report, and for men, falls risk score was obtained ..

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