A Novel Strategy to Decrease Fall Incidence Post-Stroke
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July 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background/Purpose: Falls are a common and costly complication following stroke. While residual walking and balance deficits contribute substantially to long-term disability, of greater concern for this population is the incidence of falls. Between 40% and 70% of individuals fall within their first year post-stroke. Individuals who fall have increased incidence of serious adverse outcomes, including fractures, depression, and mortality. A primary goal...