External validation Of the recurrent falls risk scale in community-dwelling stroke individuals

21/08/2020

Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

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Date of publication: September 2020, Vol. 29, Iss. 9

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study is to externally validate the Recurrent Fall Risk Scale (ReFR) in community-dwelling stroke survivors.

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Evaluating a novel multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-dwelling older people after stroke: a mixed-method feasibility study

21/08/2020

Source: Clinical Interventions in Aging 

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Date of publication: July 2020,

 Publication type: August 2020, Vol. 15, pp. 1099-1112

In a nutshell: The overall purpose of this study was to explore participants’ and physiotherapists’ experiences regarding the acceptability, implementation, and practicality of a novel group-based multifactorial falls prevention activity programme for community-dwelling older people after stroke. Specifically, the purpose was to explore if and how participating could impact on the participants’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in terms of their daily lived experience regarding physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. A secondary purpose was to explore whether participating in the programme could positively influence participants’ balance, strength, falls efficacy, mobility and motor impairment of the trunk.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

23/05/2016

Source: Science Daily

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Date of publication: 4th May 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Describes the guidelines that have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke.

Length of publication: One page


Associated factors for falls in Taiwanese men in Veterans homes

17/06/2013

Source: International Journal of Gerontology, 2013, 7(2) p. 80-84

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence and frequency of falls and identified the associated factors of falls among aged Taiwanese men. It showed that there are several independent variables for predicting falls including advanced age, stroke and depression status. Depression is the only factor capable of predicting recurrent falls.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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