How to identify potential fallers in a stroke unit: validity indexes of 4 test methods.

@article{Andersson2006HowTI,
  title={How to identify potential fallers in a stroke unit: validity indexes of 4 test methods.},
  author={Asa G Andersson and Kitty Kamwendo and {\AA}ke Seiger and P Appelros},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={186-91}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe general characteristics of patients with stroke who have a tendency to fall and to determine whether certain test instruments can identify fallers. METHODS Patients treated in a stroke unit during a 12-month period were included. At inclusion assessments were made with Berg Balance Scale Berg Balance Scale, Stops Walking When Talking, Timed Up & Go (TUG) and diffTUG. At follow-up 6 or 12 months later, patients who had fallen were identified… CONTINUE READING