How Does a Fall Risk Assessment Software Work?

1

ANSWER THE PRE-SCREEN/MEDICAL HISTORY QUESTIONS

Patient or individual being tested has their Vital signs taken and answers 5 medical questions to inform the clinician quickly if a person is a candidate to perform a fall risk assessment.

2

FILL OUT THE STANDARDIZED QUESTIONNAIRES

Patient or individual fills out two questionnaires. Including the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) and Fall Efficacy Scale (FES-1) which validity and reliability of the tool have been supported through both clinical practice and research.

1. FES-1: 16 questions regarding concerns about falling
2. GDS-15: 15 questions regarding depression.

3

COMPLETE THE PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

The clinician performs 5 standardized gait and balance tests on thepatient or individual.

Including the 5x Sit to Stand (5TSTS), Timed Up & Go Test (TUG), Single Leg Stance (SLS), Self-Paced Walking Speed (SPWS), and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS).

4

THEN SIMPLY DOWNLOAD/PRINT REPORT

The software analyzes the data, calculates the Post-Test Probability and predicts the individuals risk of future falls.