Source: Stroke, 2010, 41(8), p.1715 – 1722
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Date of publication: August 2010
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Falls among the stroke population are common and can result in increased fracture rates and serious injury. This review sought to evaluate and integrate the evidence for interventions that reduce falls after stroke. Thirteen randomized controlled studies were included in the review. Out of these, the only intervention shown to be effective in reducing falls was vitamin D for female stroke patients in an institutional setting.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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