FALLS PREVENTION AFTER STROKE

Grant number: 385002 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009

Completed

Abstract

Falls are common after stroke, with over 50% of people being discharged home from hospital after stroke experiencing one or more falls in the subsequent six months. Despite a large focus on falls prevention in the community generally, and increasing research that a range of activities (such as exercise, medication review, home hazard modification) are effective in reducing falls among older people generally, there have been no randomised trials evaluating the effectiveness of falls prevention activities for people with stroke. This research will evaluate whether a detailed assessment and program of falls prevention activities (exercise, falls prevention information, bone strength recommendat..

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