Using functional ability measures to assess fall risk in acute care

03/06/2020

Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research

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Date of publication: 22 May 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Currently, it is not known whether integration of functional performance measures is sensitive and feasible for use in acute care settings. This cross-sectional study explored the subjective and objective measures of the risks of falling, falls efficacy, and functional abilities for inpatients in an adult acute care unit.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Functional measures show improvements after a home exercise program following supervised balance training in older adults with elevated fall risk

11/04/2018

Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

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Date of publication: 5th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The study investigated the effects of a 12-week unsupervised HEP following supervised clinic-based balance training on functional mobility, balance, fall risk, and gait.

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