Clinical features of fallers among inpatient subacute stroke: an observational cohort study

ConclusionsThe severity of stroke may directly increase the risk of fall, and also indirectly, lengthening the hospitalization. Our study seems to suggest that patients with BI scores of between 21 and 30 on admission are more prone to fall in the first period of hospitalization, whereas in the second month, those with scores of between 11 and 20 on admission have a higher risk of falls. In the third month, patients with BI scores below 10 on admission are more susceptible to falls.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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