Journal article

The reliability and predictive accuracy of the falls risk for older people in the community assessment (FROP-Com) tool

Melissa A Russell, Keith D Hill, Irene Blackberry, Lesley M Day, Shyamali C Dharmage

AGE AND AGEING | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: the Falls Risk for Older People in the Community assessment (FROP-Com) tool was designed for use in targeted multi-factorial falls prevention programmes. It fills the gap between the short screening tools and the longer assessment tools, e.g. the physiological profile assessment (PPA). The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and predictive accuracy of the FROP-Com. METHODS: the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability studies were performed with 20 participants each. The prospective study was performed with 344 community-dwelling older people presenting to an emergency department after a fall and being discharged directly home. Following a home-based assessment, inc..

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