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dc.contributor.authorYtterberg, Charlotte
dc.contributor.authorEinarsson, Ulrika
dc.contributor.authorWidén Holmqvist, Lotta
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Elizabeth Walker
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-18T01:56:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-18T01:56:04Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationYtterberg C, Einarsson U, Holmqvist LW, Peterson EW. A population-based study of fall risk factors among people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm county. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2013 May;45(5):452-7. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1129.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1651-2081
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/12819
dc.descriptionThis is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine © 2013 Foundation for Rehabilitation Informationen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To identify factors associated with increased likelihood of reporting a recent fall among people with multiple sclerosis. This study was exploratory in its intent to examine sense of coherence as a contextual influence on fall risk. The study also sought to confirm that variables previously identified as fall risk factors for people with multiple sclerosis persist when tested in a population-based sample. Design: The study was cross-sectional and data was obtained in the context of a population-based study of people with multiple sclerosis living in Stockholm. Subjects: A total of 164 people with multiple sclerosis, age range 19–79 years. Methods: Data were gathered through established instruments. Key instruments utilized included the sense of coherence scale, the Lindmark Motor Capacity Assessment’s subscale for balance, and the 10-metre walking test. A logistic regression model examined factors associated with reporting a fall in the past 3 months. Results: Of the participants, 62 (38%) reported experiencing at least one fall in the past 3 months. Reduced walking speed, impaired balance, and weak sense of coherence were associated with falls in the past 3 months. Conclusion: These findings underscore the importance of examining diverse and modifiable influences on fall risk, including walking speed, balance and sense of coherence, in future studies involving people with multiple sclerosis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by grants from the Centre for Health Care Sciences (CfV); the Health Care Sciences Postgraduate School; the Strategic Research Program in Care Sciences (SFO-V); the Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities (NHR); the Swedish Research Council [grant number K2002-27VX-14316-01A]; and the Vardal Foundation [grant numbers 1998/52, 2001/0036].en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherFoundation for Rehabilitation Informationen_US
dc.subjectmultiple sclerosisen_US
dc.subjectaccidental fallsen_US
dc.subjectrisk factorsen_US
dc.subjectsense of coherenceen_US
dc.titleA population-based study of fall risk factors among people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm county.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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