In this article we report on the psychometric characteristics of Tinetti's Falls Efficacy Scale. It appears that the scale is homogeneous and has good internal consistency. Expected associations with age, gender, physical activity, chronic diseases and history of falls were confirmed. It is concluded that the scale is a reliable and valid instrument to measure fear of falling in performing everyday activities inside the house.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fear of falling: Psychometric aspects of Tinetti's Falls Efficacy Scale|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|