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Table 3 Pearson correlation coefficients (r) and levels of significance in a comparison of risk factors for falls and SF-12.

From: The relationship between risk factors for falling and the quality of life in older adults

  SF-12 Mental Health Component SF-12 Physical Health Component SF-12 General Health Perception
Age NS NS NS
Body Mass Index r = -0.213
p = 0.021*
r = -0.262
p = 0.004*
r = -0.272
p = 0.003*
Fear of falling (VAS) NS r = -0.248
p = 0.007*
r = -0.223
p = 0.016*
Balance (BBS) NS r = 0.381
p = 0.000*
r = 0.270
p = 0.003*
Functional mobility (TUG) NS r = -0.354
p = 0.000*
r = -0.249
p = 0.007*
Proprioception (Joint position sense) NS NS NS
Muscle strength (Back/leg dynamometer) NS r = 0.338
p = 0.000*
r = 0.230
p = 0.016*
Flexibility (Sit and reach test) NS NS NS
  1. NS: Not significant