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Falls and Use of Assistive Devices in Stroke Patients with Hemiparesis: Association with Balance Ability and Fall Efficacy

Title
Falls and Use of Assistive Devices in Stroke Patients with Hemiparesis: Association with Balance Ability and Fall Efficacy
Authors
Kim, OksooKim, Jung-Hee
Ewha Authors
김옥수
SCOPUS Author ID
김옥수scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
REHABILITATION NURSING
ISSN
0278-4807JCR Link2048-7940JCR Link
Citation
vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 267 - 274
Keywords
Fallbalanceself-help devicestroke
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
PurposeThis study investigates balance ability and the fall efficacy with regard to the experiences of stroke patients with hemiparesis. MethodsThe experience of falling, the use of assistive devices, and each disease-related characteristic were assessed using face-to-face interviews and a self-reported questionnaire. The Berg Balance Scale and Fall Efficacy Scale were used to measure balance ability and confidence. ResultsThe fall efficacy was significantly lower in participants who had experienced falls than those who had not. The participants who used assistive devices exhibited low balance ability and fall efficacy compared to those who did not use assistive devices. ConclusionsStroke patients with fall experience and walking aids might be considered at increased risk of falling. Clinical RelevancePreventive measures for individuals using walking aids may be beneficial in reducing the fall rate of community-dwelling stroke patients.
DOI
10.1002/rnj.173
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