Journal article

Fear of falling revisited.

KD Hill, JA Schwarz, AJ Kalogeropoulos, SJ Gibson

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Published : 1996

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the measurement properties of an expanded version of the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES)-a measure of fear of falling. The original FES measures fear on almost exclusively indoor activities, which may limit the usefulness of the scale in identifying early stages of fear of falling in active community-dwelling older people. DESIGN: Two-group convenience sample. SETTING: An outpatient referral clinic, and community-dwelling older people recruited from various sources. SUBJECTS: A volunteer sample of 111 healthy community-dwelling elderly (mean age 74.0 years) and a sample of 68 older people referred to a Falls and Balance Clinic (FBC) (mean age 79.2). Twenty-one subjects (9 h..

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