Fall Risk Index predicts functional decline regardless of fall experiences among community-dwelling elderly.

@article{Ishimoto2012FallRI,
  title={Fall Risk Index predicts functional decline regardless of fall experiences among community-dwelling elderly.},
  author={Yasuko Ishimoto and Taizo Wada and Yoriko Kasahara and Yumi Kimura and Eriko Fukutomi and Wen-ling Chen and Mayumi Hirosaki and Masahiro Nakatsuka and Michiko Fujisawa and Ryota L. Sakamoto and Masayuki Ishine and Kiyohito Okumiya and Kuniaki Otsuka and Kozo Matsubayashi},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={659-66}
}
AIM The 21-item Fall Risk Index (FRI-21) has been used to detect elderly persons at risk for falls. The aim of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the FRI-21 as a predictor of decline in basic activities of daily living (BADL) among Japanese community-dwelling elderly persons independent of fall risk. METHODS The study population consisted of 518 elderly participants aged 65 years and older who were BADL independent at baseline in Tosa, Japan. We examined risk factors for BADL decline… CONTINUE READING