Determinants of post stroke falls and fractures over long term follow up of a regional stroke register

University of Aberdeen

Past award

Student: Emma Foster : Universty of Aberdeen

Year Award Started: 2016

Stroke is the number one cause of disability globally. Stroke can lead to weakness of the limbs and/or balance problems. Therefore, people who survived stroke are at higher risk of falls. Since most people with stroke will lose their bone mass through reduced activity they also have increased risk of fracture when they fall. This project will examine the factors that are linked to increased risk of falls and fractures during a long term follow up over 10 years to provide new insight into what preventive strategies may be developed to reduce risk of falls and fractures after stroke.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Professor Phyo Myint
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition