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The Correlation Between Fall Prevention Knowledge and Behavior in Stroke Outpatients

Huang et al studied the fall prevention behavior of 124 patients who were receiving care in an outpatient department after suffering strokes. Patients who demonstrated the most “fall prevention behavior” also had the most knowledge about fall prevention. Many patients, however, indicated that they were reluctant to learn about fall prevention. The authors stated that these patients were more likely unsure of why they ought to practice fall prevention behavior than unwilling to do so.

 

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