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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)
PURPOSE To explore differences in cognitive-motor interference between people with stroke and controls when performing functional tasks and to compare dual task performance of stroke fallers and non-fallers. METHOD Thirty-six people with stroke (mean age 66.5, SD 11.8, mean time since onset 16 months, range 7 - 56) and 24 controls (mean age 62.3, SD(More)
OBJECTIVE To test "Stops walking when talking" (SWWT) as a predictor of falls among people with stroke living in the community. METHODS People with stroke were identified through hospital records. Mobility, ADL (activities of daily living) ability, mental state, mood, and SWWT were assessed in a single session. Participants were followed prospectively for(More)
BACKGROUND Attention deficits have been linked to poor recovery after stroke and may predict outcome. We explored the influence of attention on functional recovery post stroke in the first 12 months after discharge from hospital. METHODS People with stroke completed measures of attention, balance, mobility and activities of daily living (ADL) ability at(More)
BACKGROUND falls are common following a stroke, but knowledge about predicting future fallers is lacking. OBJECTIVE to identify, at discharge from hospital, those who are most at risk of repeated falls. METHODS consecutively hospitalised people with stroke (independently mobile prior to stroke and with intact gross cognitive function) were recruited.(More)
OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
OBJECTIVES To (1) identify and monitor changes in deficits of attention and balance in the subacute stage following stroke, (2) investigate fall events, (3) explore relationships between deficits of attention, balance and falling post stroke. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING Hospitalized patients with stroke were recruited from a(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which predominantly affects young adults. In order to provide physiotherapy appropriate to the needs of individuals with MS, it is necessary to assess and evaluate the nature and degree of motor and functional deficits. The aim of this research was to develop a(More)
Turning round is a routine everyday activity that can often lead to instability. The purpose of this study was to investigate abnormalities of turning among people with Parkinson's disease (PwPD) through the measurement of sequence of body segments and latency response. Participants were asked to turn 180° and whole-body movements were recorded using(More)
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