What works in falls prevention after stroke? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Source: Stroke, 2010, 41(8), p.1715 – 1722

Follow this link for the abstract

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

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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