Factors Associated with Recurrent Falls in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

21/06/2016

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016, online

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study found that individuals with SCI should be considered at risk of recurrent falls, and thereby at risk of fall-related injuries. Fall prevention programs should be focused on ambulatory, younger and more active individuals who had the highest risks for recurrent falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Recurrent falls in Parkinson’s disease after one year of follow-up

21/04/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2016, Vol 65 p. 17-24

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Date of publication: July-August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to compare clinical and fall characteristics of single and recurrent falls among persons with PD and to evaluate factors associated with recurrent falls. People in the study were given a fall diary to write characteristics of the fall, and occurrence of falls was noted during one year. The results of this study could be used in selection of persons with PD to enrol in fall prevention programs.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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