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
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..View full abstract
Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Victorian Department of Human Services. The funders played no roll in the production of this research.