Validation of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale in cognitively impaired older people.

@article{Delbaere2013ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale in cognitively impaired older people.},
  author={Kim Delbaere and Jacqueline C. T. Close and Morag E Taylor and Jacqueline Wesson and Stephen R. Lord},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 9},
  pages={1098-102}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated psychometric properties of the Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (Icon-FES) to measure fear of falling in cognitively impaired older people. Icon-FES uses pictures as visual cues to prompt responses. METHODS A total of 50 community-dwelling older people with moderate cognitive impairment were assessed on Icon-FES, Falls Efficacy Scale-International, and various physical and cognitive measures. RESULTS Overall structure and measurement properties of Icon-FES… CONTINUE READING