Falls in Elderly Patients with Stroke

Walid Kamal Abdelbasset

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2020;10(4):330-333.
DOI: 10.21103/Article10(4)_RA4
Originally published December 10, 2020


The present review aims to identify the prevalence of falls, to describe the factors related to falls among elderly stroke patients, and to demonstrate the desired interventions to prevent falling among those patients. This review was conducted using PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and Medline to determine the incidence, risk factors, and favorable procedures to prevent and manage falls among elderly stroke patients. Falls lead to injuries, fractures, and impairments of the quality of life. Elderly stroke patients are more susceptible to falling than their healthy peers, which may result in greater restrictions on activity and mobility. Previous studies have documented the incredible prevalence of falls among the elderly who have suffered a stroke. Our study led to the conclusion that falls should be assessed to determine how to prevent and control them among elderly stroke patients. Physical therapy and rehabilitation modalities have a key role to play in improving the health status and prevent falling among those patients.

stroke • falls • elderly • rehabilitation
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