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 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5472/marumj.869538
  • Title of Journal : MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-17


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.