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Risk Factors For Falls Among People With Parkinson Disease

Falls in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) are a major health problem. They are the cause of disability, loss of independence and quality of life. The aim of the study was to determine predictive risk factors for falls in patients with PD. The prospective study included 45 patients undergoing neurorehabilitation at the Institute of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, UKC Maribor. We compared patients who fell during treatment and patients who did not fall. 66.6% of patients fell during treatment. Duration of the disease, advanced stage of the disease, decrease in cognitive abilities, balance problems and presence of freezing while walking are predictors of falls. Falls in patients with PB are a common problem. It is important to determine the cause of falls and possible risk factors.

Tadeja Hernja Rumpf
UKC Maribor


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