Falls in outpatients with Parkinson's disease: frequency, impact and identifying factors.

@article{Balash2005FallsIO,
  title={Falls in outpatients with Parkinson's disease: frequency, impact and identifying factors.},
  author={Yacov Balash and Chava Peretz and Gregory Leibovich and Talia Herman and Jeffrey M. Hausdorff and Nir Giladi},
  journal={Journal of neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={252 11},
  pages={1310-5}
}
Falls are one of the most serious complications of gait disturbances in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Among previous reports, the percentage of patients with PD who fall varies between 38% to 68%. We sought to determine the frequency of falls and the factors associated with falls in a group of patients with idiopathic PD who attended an outpatient, tertiary movement disorders clinic. 350 ambulatory, non-demented patients (230 males) were studied. Mean age was 69.7+/-10.6 years (range… CONTINUE READING