Neuropsychological, balance, and mobility risk factors for falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study

16/04/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation

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Date of publication: March 2014 95(3) pps480-6

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine whether impaired performance in a range of vision, proprioception, neuropsychological, balance, and mobility tests and pain and fatigue are associated with falls in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Home-based exercise program and fall-risk reduction in older adults with multiple sclerosis

13/03/2014

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation

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Date of publication:  March 1st 2014 28(3) p254-263

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Results of a research study using the home-based exercise program and fall-risk reduction which determines the safety, efficacy and feasibility of an older adult with multiple sclerosis.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Imbalance and fall risk in multiple sclerosis

17/06/2013

Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 2013, 24(2) p. 337-354

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Multiple Sclerosis sufferers fall frequently due to impaired balance and walking. Therefore high quality measures of balance and fall risk are essential for identifying those in need of interventions in these areas as well as the most suitable interventions. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is recommended here.

Length of publication: 17 pages

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Multiple sclerosis sufferers use many strategies but still fall frequently

15/04/2013

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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