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The German version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International Version (FES-I), which is presented, was developed for the documentation of fall-related selfefficacy in older persons by a EU-funded expert network (Prevention of Falls Network Europe ProFaNE). The FES-I represents a modification of the original Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), including additional items on complex functional performances and social aspects of falls. The FES-I shows high internal reliability (Cronbach's a = 0.96) as well as high test-retest reliability (r=0.96). The mean inter-item correlation was: r = 0.55 (Range r = 0.29-0.79). Results of validation studies for the FES-I in community dwelling older persons for different European countries and geriatric patients with cognitive impairment will be published in the near future.

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Journal article


Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie

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297 - 300