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Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

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PEREIRA, Alexandre Alves  e  CEOLIM, Maria Filomena. Relationship between sleep problems, functional performance and falls in community-dwelling elderly. Rev. Bras. Geriatr. Gerontol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.4, pp. 769-778. ISSN 1809-9823.

Objective: This study aimed to systematize the studies that examined the relationship between sleep problems, functional performance and falls in community-dwelling elderly. Methods: We performed a literature review in English from 21 to 30 September 2009, using the key words: "sleep" AND "falls" AND "functional performance" AND "elderly". We used the databases PubMed, Ageline and Scielo. Inclusion criteria were: articles published from January 2006 to September 2009; full texts; cross-sectional design, retrospective, prospective; studies performed with community-dwelling elderly. Results: We found 52 studies, of which 10 were assessed by the inclusion criteria. Conclusions: Studies show that sleep problems may worsen the functional performance, as well as be an independent factor for falls in community-dwelling elderly.

Palavras-chave : Aged; Health of the Elderly; Accidental Falls; Sleep Deprivation; Sleep Disorders; Employee Performance Appraisal.

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