Source: Muscle and Nerve, 2013, 47 (1) p. 118-123
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Date of publication: January 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Weakness and gait variability are associated with falls in various neurological conditions, and fatigue is well documented in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). However, the relationship of weakness, fatigue and gait variability to falls has not been investigated. Several patients with SMA completed a falls history questionnaire to analyse variables. Strength, fatigue and other gait variables were not found to impact on falls probability, but stride-length variability was.
Length of publication: 5 pages
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