Journal of Aging Research / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Fall Prevention Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices of Community Stakeholders and Older Adults

Table 2

Attitudes and provision of fall prevention services among community-based, senior-serving organizations, .

Fall prevention practicePractice perceived as very importantProvision of service on a regular basis*Provision of service sometimes*Referral to outside organization(s) to provide service*


Individual assessment of risk74163626
Strength and balance training94382824
Home assessment and safety improvement76143440
Review and management of medications84102244
Training and use of assistive devices6882642
Fall prevention education74383020

*Provision of services is captured in the last three columns of this table. By summing the values in the last three columns, the total service offered for each FP practices is obtained. Therefore, for Individual Risk Assessment, 78% of senior-serving organizations addressed this practice by offering services regularly, sometimes or referring older adults to outside organizations ( ).

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