Psychometric properties of four fear of falling rating scales in people with Parkinson's disease.

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Fear of falling (FOF) is commonly experienced in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). It is a predictor of recurrent falls, a barrier to physical exercise, and negatively associated with health-related quality of life. A variety of rating scales exist that assess different aspects of FOF but comprehensive head-to-head comparisons of their psychometric properties in people with PD are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of four FOF rating scales in people with PD. More specifically, we investigated and compared the scales' data completeness, scaling assumptions, targeting, and reliability.

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  • Geriatrics
Original languageEnglish
Article number66
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume14
Issue numberMay 21
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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