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Title: The FLASSH study: protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating falls prevention after stroke and two sub-studies
Authors: Batchelor, Frances A
Hill, Keith D
Mackintosh, Shylie
Said, Catherine M
Whitehead, Craig Hamilton
Keywords: Public health
Stroke survivors
Falls prevention
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Citation: Batchelor, F., Hill, K.D., Mackintosh, S., Said, C., & Whitehead, C.H., 2009. The FLASSH study: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating falls prevention after stroke and two sub-studies. BMC Neurology, 9:14 (31 March 2009).
Abstract: 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. Additionally, two sub-studies will be implemented in order to explore other key areas related to falls in this population. The first of these is a longitudinal study evaluating the relationship between fear of falling, falls and function over twelve months, and the second evaluates residual impairment in gait stability and obstacle crossing twelve months after discharge from rehabilitation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26330
ISSN: 1471-2377
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