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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To present a systematic review of studies that addresses the effects of intensity of augmented exercise therapy time (AETT) on activities of daily living (ADL), walking, and dexterity in patients with stroke. SUMMARY OF REVIEW A database of articles published from 1966 to November 2003 was compiled from MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane(More)
BACKGROUND Most stroke-related studies have consisted of people over the age of 65. This study examined the unmet needs of young people with stroke, living in community housing in the UK. METHOD People with a stroke (>1 year ago), in two age bands (18-45; 46-65) were sent the Southampton Needs Assessment Questionnaire for people with Stroke. RESULTS 315(More)
Recurrent falls are a disabling feature of Parkinson's disease (PD). We have estimated the incidence of falling over a prospective 3 month follow-up from a large sample size, identified predictors for falling for PD patients repeated this analysis for patients without prior falls, and examined the risk of falling with increasing disease severity. We pooled(More)
PURPOSE To describe levels of attention deficits among people with stroke living in the community and explore relationships between attention, balance, function and falls. METHOD Forty-eight mobile community-dwelling people with stroke (30 men, 18 women, mean age 68.4 +/- 11.2) were recruited to this cross-sectional investigation through General(More)
BACKGROUND people with Parkinson's disease often fall. OBJECTIVES to report the frequency of falls and characteristics of fallers and non-fallers in a community-based sample of people with Parkinson's disease. METHOD we administered a battery of standardized tests in the home and the laboratory. RESULTS we recruited 63 people with Parkinson's disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a personalised home programme of exercises and strategies for repeat fallers with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHOD Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic PD, independently mobile, living at home in the community, experiencing more than one fall in the previous 12 months and with intact gross cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the frequency and circumstances of falls among a community sample of people with stroke and to compare characteristics of fallers and nonfallers. DESIGN Cross-sectional, observational study. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Forty-one community-dwelling people with stroke (26 men, 15 women; mean age, 69.7 +/- 11.6y), of which 23(More)
PURPOSE In this article, we aim to develop the understanding of what helps or hinders resumption of valued activities up to 12-months post-stroke. METHOD As part of a longitudinal study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 people with stroke and eight informal carers 12-months post-stroke. Interviews covered ongoing effects of stroke,(More)
BACKGROUND Many clinical trials involving elderly people living at home suffer from low recruitment. We report our experience of recruiting people with Parkinson's disease (PD) from specialist clinical databases, to a randomised controlled trial of personalized exercise. METHODS We aimed to recruit 200 repeat fallers with PD. Subjects were recruited(More)
BACKGROUND Falls are one of the most common medical complications after stroke with a reported incidence of 7% in the first week after stroke onset. Studies investigating falls in the later phase after stroke report an incidence of up to 73% in the first year post-stroke. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing falls(More)