Canadian Study Finds Covid-19 Associated with Worsening Mobility, Which has Fall Risk Implications

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Description / Summary

In a new cohort study involving more than 24,000 middle-aged and older adults, McMaster University researchers discovered that those who experienced mild-to-moderate COVID-19 faced difficulties in mobility and physical functioning, including activities such as moving around the house, standing up after being in a sitting position, carrying out household activities, or taking part in physical activity like walking.

Those who had sociodemographic risk factors or multiple chronic conditions faced higher mobility challenges, which would be of significant concern to those working in falls prevention.

Read the full study, available at JAMA Network Open, HERE

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