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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by NHMRC Health Professional Training Fellowship
This study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Reference number: NHMRC ID: 385002). Dr Said received salary support from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council 2004-2007 (NHMRC Health Professional Training Fellowship ID: 310612).