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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
OBJECTIVE A pilot study to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on the mobility and function of people with moderate disability multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN A small group, comparative, pre- and post-intervention study. SETTING A gymnasium within a general hospital. SUBJECTS Eight subjects, all female, average age 45 years (range 33-61) with(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)
BACKGROUND The risk of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) falling is greater than that of the general population but to date, disease-specific predictors of falling have not been identified. OBJECTIVES To identify one or more features, which would predict individuals at risk of falling during a 3-month prospective follow-up study. METHOD A battery of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the components used in the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy for people with stroke and to examine variability between services. DESIGN A time-sampling strategy in which therapists recorded their face-to-face interventions with stroke patients during 12 weeks over a total of 17 months. SETTINGS AND SUBJECTS Six(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)