Polio survivors: falls and subsequent injuries.

  title={Polio survivors: falls and subsequent injuries.},
  author={Julie K. Silver and Dorothy D Aiello},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={81 8},
OBJECTIVE This study examines the frequency of falls in polio survivors and their resulting morbidity. DESIGN Two groups, fallers vs. nonfallers, were investigated in this descriptive study. A total of 233 polio survivors volunteered to complete a structured questionnaire on fall history and sequelae. RESULTS Of the study participants, 64% had fallen within the previous year, and 61% had falls for which they received medical attention, including 35% who had at least one fracture. There was… CONTINUE READING