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FAST - Falls After Stroke Trial

The Falls After Stroke Trial is testing a novel at home exercise and safety training program.

It aims to reduce people's risk of falling and increase their ability to do daily life activities. Everyone will receive a detailed assessment from a physiotherapist/occupational therapist and we will stay in contact for 12 months to see how they are going.

If participants are selected (at random) for the intervention we will put together an individualised exercise program, which requires no extra training time during the day! Activities people already do like brushing your teeth or making a cup of tea will be perfect opportunities to get steady on your feet.

Research therapists will also help people be safe at home and when they are getting around the local community.

The FAST study is a collaboration between the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of Canberra.

Ethics committee approval number: 5201500456

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • had your first stroke in the last 5 years, 
  • are aged over 65 years,
  • are living in the community (Sydney or Canberra), 
  • can walk 10 meters (with or without a walking aid).

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator at FAST.study@sydney.edu.au or phone (02) 9351 9989. Website: www.faststudy.com.au