Valerie Jones, Arlene Schmid, Sarah Arnold, Jane Ritter, Stephanie Sapp, Kristine K. Miller, Marieke Van Puymbroeck; Fear of Falling Among Persons With Chronic Stroke. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911510209. https://doi.org/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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