Is falling really a problem for people living with ankylosing spondylitis? A survey of National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society members

Martindale, Jane H., Dickinson, Sally and Bampouras, Theodoros (2017) Is falling really a problem for people living with ankylosing spondylitis? A survey of National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society members. Rheumatology, 56 (S2). p. 211. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex063.070

Abstract

Background: A significant portion of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients develop chronic progressive disease and disability due to spinal inflammation leading to fusion, often with thoracic kyphosis. This development can interfere with static postural stability, mobility, flexibility, gait and musculoskeletal strength, potentially increasing the risk of falling. In the UK, there is currently paucity of knowledge of the extent, frequency and implications of falling for this population. Our aim was to examine whether falling and fear of falling was a problem in AS patients in the UK, while exploring possible contributory factors.

Methods: During the month of August 2016, the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) conducted an anonymous on line poll of its members. The survey included demographic details, knowledge of diagnosis of osteoporosis, walking aide...

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Rheumatology
Publisher: Oxford University Press for British Society for Rheumatology
ISSN: 1462-0332
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Additional Information: Meeting/poster abstract E71. Poster presented at Rheumatology Conference, 25-27 April 2017, Birmingham, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 11:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3245

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