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Prevent Falls and Fractures determining fall risk in older adults

Determining Risk of Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Using Posttest Probability. Lusardi MM(1), Fritz S, Middleton A, Allison L, Wingood M, Phillips E, Criss M, Verma S, Osborne J, Chui KK.Cited by: 71.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are well skilled at helping older adults assess their fall risk and at determining what may be increasing their fall risk. Because more than 90 percent of older adults see a doctor at least once a year, a regular office visit is a good opportunity to ask about their risk of falling.

This webinar will identify and describe a number of validated, evidence based outcome measures to assist clinicians with identifying fall risk in older individuals as well as individuals that are living with chronic stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or mild cognitive deficits.

The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age. Many Older Adults Fear Falling. The fear of falling becomes more common as people age, even among those who haven't fallen. It may lead older people to avoid activities such as walking, shopping, or taking part in social activities.