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Implications for practice and research
■ The simple tool furthers our understanding of the key variables that could be predictive of falls following a rehabilitation stay.
■ Collaboration with other members of the healthcare team may be necessary to complete the tool such as sway assessment since nurses may not be readily trained in how to complete one.
■ Future research should focus on testing the predicted probability of falling in high-risk groups after being discharged from rehabilitation such as stroke survivors and those with cognitive impairments.
Falls in the older people continue to challenge healthcare providers in all care settings. This is especially true …
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