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Interventions for preventing falls in people after stroke

  1. Geert SAF Verheyden1,2,*,
  2. Vivian Weerdesteyn3,
  3. Ruth M Pickering4,
  4. Dorit Kunkel2,
  5. Sheila Lennon5,
  6. Alexander CH Geurts3,
  7. Ann Ashburn6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Stroke Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008728.pub2


How to Cite

Verheyden GSAF, Weerdesteyn V, Pickering RM, Kunkel D, Lennon S, Geurts ACH, Ashburn A. Interventions for preventing falls in people after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008728. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008728.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    KU Leuven, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Leuven, Belgium

  2. 2

    University of Southampton, Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton, UK

  3. 3

    Radboud University Medical Centre, Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Nijmegen, Netherlands

  4. 4

    University of Southampton, Department of Public Health Sciences and Medical Statistics, Southampton, UK

  5. 5

    Flinders University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Adelaide, Australia

  6. 6

    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

*Geert SAF Verheyden, geert.verheyden@faber.kuleuven.be.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Exercise, Outcome 1 Rate of falls.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Exercise, Outcome 2 Number of fallers.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Environment: single lens distance glasses versus usual (multifocal) glasses, Outcome 1 Rate of falls.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Environment: single lens distance glasses versus usual (multifocal) glasses, Outcome 2 Number of fallers.