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Circumstances and consequences of falls among people with chronic stroke

Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, et al.

People are at great risk for falls after chronic stroke. However, the reason for falls and consequences are not well known or understood. We found that falls occurred during activity and mobility as expected, but also were due to impaired mental and physical states, i.e., forgetting to tie a shoe or to use an assistive device. The falls in this study were related to high medical utilization and a large number of injuries. Prevention of falls may require selfmanagement of such multiple risk factors coupled with physical activity.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0215

Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
   Pages 1277 — 1286


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Schmid AA, Yaggi HK, Burrus N, McClain V, Austin C, Ferguson J, Fragoso C, Sico JJ, Miech EJ, Matthias MS, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Circumstances and consequences of falls among people with chronic stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(9):1277–86.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0215
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