Assessing the relative and absolute reliability of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International questionnaire in elderly individuals with increased fall risk and the questionnaire’s convergent validity in elderly women with osteoporosis

@article{Halvarsson2012AssessingTR,
  title={Assessing the relative and absolute reliability of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International questionnaire in elderly individuals with increased fall risk and the questionnaire’s convergent validity in elderly women with osteoporosis},
  author={Alexandra Halvarsson and Erika Franz{\'e}n and Agneta St{\aa}hle},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={1853-1858}
}
The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a highly reliable questionnaire for assessing fear of falling in elderly individuals with increased fall risk and has low or no convergent validity with balance performance tests and health-related quality of life (HRQL) among elderly women with osteoporosis, which indicates that both measurements should be included as they are measuring different components. Fear of falling is increased in elderly individuals with osteoporosis and FES-I is a… CONTINUE READING

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