Angst om te vallen: Psychometrische aspecten van Tinetti's Falls Efficacy Scale

Translated title of the contribution: Fear of falling: Psychometric aspects of Tinetti's Falls Efficacy Scale

R. J. Bosscher*, E. R.P.M. Raymakers, E. A.M. Tromp, J. H. Smit

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Abstract

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 contributionFear of falling: Psychometric aspects of Tinetti's Falls Efficacy Scale
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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