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Stroke Patients at High Risk for Falls
Date:5/15/2008

kely to suffer an injury after stroke.
  • Patients who were more dependent were twice as likely to fall after a stroke.
  • Those who were depressed were almost 1.5 times more likely to fall than those who weren't depressed.
  • The study was published in the May 16 issue of Stroke.

    "Falls are important for all older people. But in people with stroke, falls add to the consequences of stroke. There is an opportunity to offer fall prevention strategies as part of the initial rehabilitation for stroke patients and as part of ongoing rehabilitation in the home," Kerse said.

    Fall prevention strategies should include:

    • Lower leg strengthening, balance retraining and exercise programs.
    • Assessment of fall hazards in the home and improvements such as appropriate lighting, removal of obstacles and installation of hand rails.
    • Increased awareness of fall prevention among family members.

    More information

    The American Heart Association has more about the effects of stroke.



    -- Robert Preidt



    SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, May 15, 2008


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