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Review: evidence from single studies shows that a few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people

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What is the accuracy of tools for assessing risk of falls in elderly people in various settings?

Scott V, Votova K, Scanlan A, et al. Multifactorial and functional mobility assessment tools for fall risk among older adults in community, home-support, long-term and acute care settings. Age Ageing 2007;36:130–9.

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Medline, EbscoHost Academic Search Premier, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, Health Business Elite, Biomedical Reference Collection, Cochrane Library, and article references.

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English-language prospective studies that were published between 1980 and July 2004 and …

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