Falls among adults aging with disabilities

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2014, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This was a cross-sectional survey to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for falling among individuals aging with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome and spinal cord injury. It found that people with long term physical disabilities present unique problems that can influence their risk of falls. Therefore falls prevention techniques and management programmes need to be customised for these individuals.

Length of publication: 1 page

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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