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Factors Affecting Fear of Falling in Stroke Patients
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2011, pp.215-226
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2011.18.2.215
 Title & Authors
Factors Affecting Fear of Falling in Stroke Patients
Jeong, Hee-Sook; Lee, Eun-Nam; Kim, Sam-Sook;
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Purpose: This study aims to investigate the fear of falling of stroke patients and identify factors affecting the fear of falling. Method: For basic data, structured questionnaires were used for 137 stroke patients in hospitals in B city sampled for this study from June to August, 2010. Results: A multiple regression analysis used to identify variables affecting the fear of falling of stroke patients indicates that the most affecting variable was activities of daily living (=-.558), followed by self-efficacy of falling (=-.223), primary caregiver (=-.118), perception of health (=-.128) and drunken status (=-.108). Total variance explained by activities of daily living, self-efficacy of falling, the primary caregiver, perception of health and drunken status was 81.2% (F=70.845, =.812). Conclusion: As discussed above, the factors significantly affecting the fear of falling in stroke patients were activities of daily living and self-efficacy of falling. Therefore, in order to reduce fear of falling of stroke patients and prevent falling, it is suggested that programs should be developed that will improve self-efficacy of falling and daily living activities.
Stroke;Accidental falls;Fear;
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