Table 4Prevalence of falls risk factors on neurology/orthopedic unit

Risk FactorPrevalence (%)
History of falls24
Needs help transferring to commode or toilet68
Needs help moving from bed to chair or requires a complete transfer72
Visual or auditory impairment0
Peripheral neuropathy16
Imbalance68
Right or left side weakness60
Lower extremity weakness68
Psychotropics or anticonvulsants36

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