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Fall Risk Assessment Tools and Prevention Strategies: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: January 22, 2016
Project Number: RA0826-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the effectiveness of risk assessment tools to assess risk of falling in ambulatory adults who may be at risk for falls in the community setting?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of strategies to prevent falls in ambulatory adults at risk of falls in the community setting?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for preventing falls in ambulatory adults at risk of falls in the community setting?

Key Message

Eleven systematic reviews, 20 randomized controlled trials, and seven evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding fall risk assessment tools or strategies to prevent falls in ambulatory adults at risk of falls in the community setting.