Development and preliminary examination of the predictive validity of the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) for use in primary care.

@article{Nandy2004DevelopmentAP,
  title={Development and preliminary examination of the predictive validity of the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) for use in primary care.},
  author={Sudip Nandy and Suzanne Parsons and Colin Cryer and Martin Underwood and Elaine Rashbrook and Yvonne Yarber Carter and Sandra Eldridge and Jacqueline R. Close and Deborah Skelton and Stephanie Taylor and Gene Feder},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          138-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is no validated assessment of an older person's risk of falling that is easily applied in primary care. We aimed to develop a two-part tool for use in primary care or the community. Part 1 includes a rapid assessment of the individual's risk of falling for administration by clinical or non-clinical staff. Part 2 (for clinical staff) includes guidance on further assessment, referral and interventions. We assessed the predictive validity of part 1. METHODS The tool was… CONTINUE READING

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