Title

An analysis of risk assessment tools for falls in the elderly.

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1998

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Home healthcare nurse

Volume

16

Issue

9

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