A self-assessment tool was reliable in identifying hazards in the homes of elders.

@article{Morgan2005AST,
  title={A self-assessment tool was reliable in identifying hazards in the homes of elders.},
  author={Robert O. Morgan and Carolee A Devito and Judy A. Stevens and Christine M Branche and Beth A. Virnig and Phyllis A. Wingo and Richard W. Sattin},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 12},
  pages={1252-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Falls are a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries, particularly among the elderly. A reliable instrument for self-assessment of home falls hazards would facilitate screening for falls risk. This study examined the reliability of self-assessment of home falls hazards by elderly women. METHODS AND SETTING Participants were 52 elderly women, aged 67 to 97. All evaluations were performed in the participants' homes. Home falls hazards were evaluated independently… CONTINUE READING

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