Using MVDA to detect patterns of sensorimotor system decline that explain reduced falls self-efficacy in older people

Guest Speaker: Mascha Pauelsen*, Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

Webinar on the use of SIMCA 15 in health sciences.

Reduced falls self-efficacy (FsE) is a major factor in activity curtailment amongst the older population, which in turn increases fall risk. A large part of FsE is explained by physical performance, including balance. Balance consists of many factors that interact, which makes it a challenge to analyse the correlations between falls self-efficacy and the interacting aspects of balance. Hierarchical OPLS offered the solution to this challenge.

Attend this webinar and understand how (hierarchical) OPLS can be used to analyse complex human postural control systems that include covariate variables and orthogonal components.

*) Mascha Pauelsen is a doctoral student in physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology. Her research is mostly executed within the context of the Balancing Human and Robot project (BAHRT), which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Her special interest within BAHRT centers around aging postural control and its interaction with fall-related concerns.