squiffy2 wrote:Study examines MS patients who restrict activity due to fall concerns
While falls in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are a main health concern, the percentage of those who restrict their activity because of concerns about falling (CAF) is unknown.
A study in the March 2012 issue of Physical Therapy estimates the percentage of people who have MS and report falling, CAF, and activity restrictions related to CAF; examines associations of these factors with fall status; and explores associations of fall status with mobility functions and number of accumulated impairments.
Patricia Noritake Matsuda, PT, PhD, DPT, from the division of physical therapy in the department of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, led the cross-sectional survey. A total of 575 community-dwelling people with MS provided information, including sociodemographics, falls, CAF, activity restrictions related to CAF, mobility function, and accumulated impairments. The researchers used chi-square statistics to explore associations among these factors. ...Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1693
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