Higher incidence of falls in long-term stroke survivors than in population controls: depressive symptoms predict falls after stroke.

@article{Jrgensen2002HigherIO,
  title={Higher incidence of falls in long-term stroke survivors than in population controls: depressive symptoms predict falls after stroke.},
  author={Lone J\orgensen and Torgeir A Engstad and Bjarne K Jacobsen},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={542-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The incidence of falls among noninstitutionalized individuals with long-standing stroke has not been examined previously, although fractures are more common and the consequences more severe for stroke patients than for elderly people in general. METHODS For 4 months (September to December 1998), we followed 111 home-living patients who had suffered a stroke a mean of 10 years previously and 143 control subjects randomly selected from the same municipality, matched with… CONTINUE READING
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