Research Platform  |   July 2015
Fear of Falling Among Persons With Chronic Stroke
Author Affiliations
  • Indiana University
  • Colorado State University
  • Clemson University
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Health Services Research and Education
Research Platform   |   July 2015
Fear of Falling Among Persons With Chronic Stroke
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510209p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP303A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911510209p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP303A
Abstract

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.