Association of polypharmacy with postural instability and impaired balance in community-dwelling older adults in Turkey


Sengul Aycicek G., Arik G., Kizilarslanoglu M. C., Sumer F., Pala O. O., Can B., ...More

MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, no.1, pp.12-17, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.869538
  • Journal Name: MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17
  • Keywords: Balance, Elderly, Falling, Polypharmacy, INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION USE, EXPLICIT CRITERIA, FALLS, METAANALYSIS, DISABILITY, PEOPLE, SCALE, STATE, RISK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Polypharmacy, an important geriatric syndrome, has been shown to be an independent risk factor for falling. However, the data about effects of polypharmacy on balance is lacking. We aimed to evaluate the effects of polypharmacy and inappropriate drug usage on balance in older adults.