Valerie Jones, MS, OTR, Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, Sarah Arnold, MS, OTR, Jane Ritter, MS, OTR, Stephanie Sapp, MS, OTR, Kristine K. Miller, PhD, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD; Fear of Falling Among Persons With Chronic Stroke. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911510209p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP303A.
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Date Presented 4/18/2015
Fear of falling (FoF) has not been studied in chronic stroke. In our sample, average time since stroke was more than 4 yr, and 66% of study participants identified a FoF. FoF was associated with worse balance, activity, participation, anxiety, and stroke severity. Occupational therapists (OTs) must address FoF after stroke.
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