Risk of Falls in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis


DURSUN N., Sarikaya S., Ozdolap S., DURSUN E., ZATERİ C., Altan L., ...More

JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.21, no.2, pp.76-80, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rhu.0000000000000216
  • Journal Name: JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-80
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, fall, SPPB, BASMI, balance, PHYSICAL FUNCTION, POSTURAL BALANCE, OLDER-ADULTS, FEAR, KYPHOSIS, OSTEOPOROSIS, RELIABILITY, POPULATION, FRACTURES, ARTHRITIS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Risk of vertebral fractures is increased in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The underlying mechanisms for the elevated fracture risk might be associated with bone and fall-related risks. The aims of this study were to evaluate the risk of falls and to determine the factors that increase the risk of falls in AS patients.