Falls is one of the leading causes of injury for the elderly population ages 65 and older. Base on the National Institute of Health in the USA, more than one third of persons older than 65 fall each year and it’s the leading cause of mobility and disability. Most of those falls are not accidental but a combination of multiple factors. In this lecture we will explain the importance of using different postural measures to predict risk of fall on the elderly. Our learning objectives for this lecture are:

Fall risk assessment in elderly

  • The significance of fall in the elderly
  • Risk factors of fall
  • Risk factors assessment – approach, tools
  • Clinical and instrumental tools for risk factors
  • The importance of objective evaluation

Course Curriculum

The Course Units
Fall risk assessment in elderly – Video 00:23:00
Certified Knowledge Quiz
Fall risk assessment in elderly – Quiz 00:20:00

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  1. Very helpful to my current aging patient population

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    I used to ask my patients, have you fallen in the last year. Now, I will ask “Have you fallen in the last 6 months” as part of my case history.

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