Use of Predict FIRST to predict falls in stroke patients

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation, 2012, 26 (12)

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Date of publication: November 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Prediction of Falls In Rehabilitation Settings Tool (Predict FIRST) can be used alongside motor function to identify those most at risk of falls in the six weeks following a stroke. This study compared this tool to the real falls frequency to test its accuracy. While Predict FIRST has the ability to make good predictions, it was found to underestimate the risk of falls overall.

Length of publication: 1 page

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

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