Exercise leads to faster postural reflexes, improved balance and mobility, and reduced falls in older persons with chronic stroke

Marigold, Daniel S., Eng, Janice J., Dawson, Andrew S., Inglis, J. Timothy, Harris, Jocelyn E. and Gylfadottir, Sif (2005) Exercise leads to faster postural reflexes, improved balance and mobility, and reduced falls in older persons with chronic stroke. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53 3: 416-423. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53158.x


Author Marigold, Daniel S.
Eng, Janice J.
Dawson, Andrew S.
Inglis, J. Timothy
Harris, Jocelyn E.
Gylfadottir, Sif
Title Exercise leads to faster postural reflexes, improved balance and mobility, and reduced falls in older persons with chronic stroke
Journal name Journal of the American Geriatrics Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-8614
1532-5415
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53158.x
Volume 53
Issue 3
Start page 416
End page 423
Total pages 8
Place of publication Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
Publisher Blackwell
Language eng
Subject 1109 Neurosciences
Abstract About 30% of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older fall at least once each year, and falls and fallrelated injuries have been shown to be independent determinants of functional decline.1,2 Stroke is considered to be one of the greatest risk factors for falls in older adults.3 Twenty-three percent to 73% of community-dwelling older adults with chronic stroke have been reported to fall over a 4- to 6-month period, with approximately half falling repeatedly, 3,4 and this population has more than seven times the risk of experiencing a fracture.5 Stroke-related impairments such as muscle weakness, impaired cognition, sensorimotor dysfunction, and balance and mobility problems presumably contribute to the large number of falls. One potential way of improving balance and mobility and reducing falls is through exercise interventions.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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