Falls in patients with neuromuscular disorders.
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SourceJournal of the Neurological Sciences, 251, 1-2, (2006), pp. 87-90
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Journal of the Neurological Sciences
SubjectDCN 1: Perception and Action; DCN 2: Functional Neurogenomics; EBP 4: Quality of Care; NCEBP 10: Human Movement & Fatigue; NCEBP 6:Quality of nursing and allied health care; UMCN 3.2 Cognitive Neurosciences; UMCN 3.2: Cognitive neurosciences; NCEBP 10: Human Movement & Fatigue
We monitored the incidence and consequences of falls during a 3-month follow-up in 66 patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders and in 44 age-matched controls. Patients fell more often than controls (27% versus 5%). Falls frequently caused injuries (minor in 79% of subjects and major in 5%) and were often accompanied by fear of falling (58%) and reduced activities (48%). We conclude that falling is a clinically important problem in patients with neuromuscular disorders.
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