Falls after stroke: results from the Auckland Regional Community Stroke (ARCOS) Study, 2002 to 2003.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Falls are an important issue in older people. We aimed to determine the incidence, circumstances, and predictors of falls in patients with recent acute stroke. METHODS: The Auckland Regional Community Stroke (ARCOS) study was a prospective population-based stroke incidence study conducted in Auckland, New Zealand (NZ) during 2002 to 2003. Among 6-month survivors, the location and consequences of any falls were ascertained by self-report as part of a structured intervi...Expand abstract
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