Multiple sclerosis sufferers use many strategies but still fall frequently

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013 (online)

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study compared the use of fall prevention strategies by people with multiple sclerosis who do or don’t fall. It found that a higher proportion of fallers than non-fallers used strategies such as turning on lights at home, asking for help and talking to a healthcare professional about preventing falls. However, both groups rarely used this latter category or enquired about which medications might increase fall risk.

Length of publication: 1 page

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