• Hand-held dynamometry: tester strength is paramount, even in frail populations.

      Stone, Carol A; Nolan, Bríd; Lawlor, Peter G; Kenny, Rose Anne; Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland. cstone@olh.ie (2011-09)
      To determine test-retest and inter-rater reliability of hand-held dynamometry when used to measure knee--extensor strength in patients with advanced cancer.
    • How to identify patients with cancer at risk of falling: a review of the evidence.

      Stone, Carol A; Lawlor, Peter G; Kenny, Rose Anne; Department of Education & Research, Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Dublin, Ireland. cstone@olh.ie (2011-02)
      Clinical experience and a limited number of studies suggest that a cancer diagnosis confers a high risk of accidental falls. The negative sequelae of falls in older persons are well documented; risk factors for falls in this population have been extensively investigated and evidence for the efficacy of interventions to reduce falls is steadily emerging. It is not known whether the risk factors for falls and effective interventions for falls risk reduction in patients with cancer are different from those in older persons.
    • Prospective study of falls and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer.

      Stone, Carol A; Lawlor, Peter G; Savva, George M; Bennett, Kathleen; Kenny, Rose Anne; Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Ireland. carolstone130@yahoo.co.uk (2012-06-10)
      Retrospective studies of inpatients with cancer suggest that a cancer diagnosis confers a high risk of falls. In adults with advanced cancer, we aimed to prospectively document the incidence of falls, identify the risk factors, and determine if falls in this population occur predominantly in older patients.
    • A prospective study of the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer.

      Stone, Carol; Lawlor, Peter G; Nolan, Bríd; Kenny, Rose Anne; Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland. cstone@olh.ie (2011-10)
      The association between aging and falls risk, and the morbidity and mortality resulting from falls in older persons, is well documented. Results from a small number of studies of patients with cancer in inpatient settings suggest that patients with advanced cancer may be at high risk of falling. We present preliminary results pertaining to the incidence of falls in patients with advanced cancer from an ongoing study of risk factors for falls.