Journal article

The FLASSH study: protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating falls prevention after stroke and two sub-studies

Frances A Batchelor, Keith D Hill, Shylie F Mackintosh, Catherine M Said, Craig H Whitehead

BMC NEUROLOGY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Falls are common in stroke survivors returning home after rehabilitation, however there is currently a lack of evidence about preventing falls in this population. This paper describes the study protocol for the FLASSH (FaLls prevention After Stroke Survivors return Home) project. METHODS AND DESIGN: This randomised controlled trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-factorial falls prevention program for stroke survivors who are at high risk of falling when they return home after rehabilitation. Intervention will consist of a home exercise program as well as individualised falls prevention and injury minimisation strategies based on identified risk factors for falls. A..

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