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Validation and inter-rater reliability of a three item falls risk screening tool.

Authors
  • Said, Catherine Maree1, 2
  • Churilov, Leonid3
  • Shaw, Kathryn4
  • 1 Physiotherapy Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Level 7, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry St, Parkville, VIC, 3010, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 3 Statistics and Decision Analysis Academic Platform, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Heidelberg, VIC, 3084, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC geriatrics
Publication Date
Nov 23, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
273–273
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0669-z
PMID: 29169328
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

There was an acceptable level of agreement between the 3 item AHFRST classification of falls risk and the longer, 9 item TNH-STRATIFY classification. However, both tools demonstrated limited predictive validity in the Austin Health population. The results highlight the importance of evaluating the validity of falls screening tools, and the clinical utility of these tools should be reconsidered.

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