Assessing the risk of falling following acute stroke in an inpatient rehabilitation facility

Takeaway

  • In people with acute stroke, stroke rehabilitation assessment of movement (STREAM), lower extremity subscale (STREAM-LE) scores <12 at admission to inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) may help to identify those who are more likely to fall during their stay.

Why this matters

  • There is a need for standardized measures to help identify stroke individuals at greater risk for falls. The STREAM-LE could prove useful during routine admission of people admitted to an IRF following a stroke when assessing fall risk and implementation of fall prevention strategies to those at greater risk.