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Fear of Falling in People With Multiple Sclerosis: Which Clinical Characteristics Are Important?

Authors
  • Khalil, Hanan1
  • Al-Shorman, Alham2
  • El-Salem, Khalid3
  • Abdo, Nour4
  • Alghwiri, Alia A5
  • Aburub, Aseel6
  • Shalabi, Sarah2
  • Al-Mustafa, Firas3
  • 1 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan. , (Jordan)
  • 2 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology. , (Jordan)
  • 3 Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology. , (Jordan)
  • 4 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology. , (Jordan)
  • 5 School of Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. , (Jordan)
  • 6 Department of Physical Therapy, Fatima College for Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, United Arab -Emirates.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical therapy
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2017
Volume
97
Issue
7
Pages
698–706
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzx044
PMID: 28444253
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fear of falling in patients with MS is multifactorial and includes motor and nonmotor factors. Thus, therapies that aim to reduce risk of falling in this population should address motor functions, cognitive abilities, and sleep quality.

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