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Table 1 Falls guideline recommendations [2] on multifactorial risk assessments in older adults

From: A qualitative study of the determinants of adherence to NICE falls guideline in managing older fallers attending an emergency department

A falls risk assessment includes the following:
1 Identification of falls history.
2 Assessment of gait and balance.
3 Assessment of osteoporosis risk.
4 Assessment of perceived functional ability and fear related to falling.
5 Assessment of visual impairment.
6 Assessment of cognitive impairment and neurological examination.
7 Assessment of urinary incontinence.
8 Assessment (or recommended assessment) of home hazards.
9 Cardiovascular examination.
10 Medication review.
11 Encouraged to participate in a falls prevention programme.