Getting up from the floor: Older peroples´ abilities and experiences
(English)In: Physiotherapy, ISSN 0031-9406, E-ISSN 1873-1465Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
Objectives: To analyse the movement patterns of people over 75 years of age when getting up from the floor, and to find out what they describe as critical moments in getting up.
Design: Observation of old people performing get up from floor and evaluation of experiences in VIDAR evaluation program.
Setting: Tests were made in a laboratory environment
Participants: 20 participants, eleven women and nine men. The mean age was 79 years.
Result: Most elderly persons in this case did experience difficulties in getting up. The difficulties were mainly described in legs and were related to discomfort, weakness and balance issues. Most of the participants 18 of 20 made the getting up by themselves. The most of the participants 18 of 20 preferred a getting up including a position kneeling. The most critical part in getting were lifting one leg forward and then stretch the legs after kneeling, 17 of 18 described difficulties in this part.
Conclusions: When developing aids to help persons to get up the main goal should be to reduce load on legs and support balance for the user. Training should include balance and muscle exercise of the leg.
Elderly, Getting up from floor, Falls, Mobilisation after fall, stand up, experience of getting up
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140191OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140191DiVA: diva2:688621
QS 20142014-01-172014-01-172015-01-14Bibliographically approved