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Postural control and fear of falling in persons with low-level paraplegia

Ligie T. John, BPT, et al.

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Falls are prevalent reasons for spinal cord injury, which can affect rehabilitation potential. We conducted this study to quantify the fear of falling (measured by the Modified Falls Efficacy Scale) in ambulatory persons with paraplegia in correlation with their postural control (measured by a force platform). The main finding of this study was that self-perception of confidence might not represent the actual postural stability in persons with paraplegia. This finding will be useful for patients and professionals in the area of spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Volume 47 Number 5, 2010
   Pages 497 — 502

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