An analysis of risk assessment tools for falls in the elderly.
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The authors entered into a collaborative project with the staff of a visiting nurse service to evaluate the utility of a risk assessment inventory (RAI) in identifying factors that lead to falls in elderly persons receiving home care. Although no clear pattern emerged among personal factors, the majority of patients who experienced a fall used one or more assistive devices for ambulation.
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Fortin, J. D., E. M. Yeaw, S. Campbell, and S. Jameson. "An analysis of risk assessment tools for falls in the elderly.." Home healthcare nurse 16, 9 (1998): 624-629. doi:10.1097/00004045-199809000-00010.