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Home falls and accidents screening tool (HOME FAST)
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Designing the home falls and accidents screening tool (HOME FAST) : selecting the items
Author: Mackenzie, Lynette
Summary: The Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool (HOME FAST) was developed as a screening instrument for use in a community preventive care trial for older people. This paper describes the first stage of the development of this screening tool. The objectives of the study were (i) to review existing home safety measures, (ii) to field test an instrument containing a pool of home safety items with the goal of identifying those hazards associated with falls in the home and (iii) to select the items for inclusion in a 25-item tool using an expert panel.
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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.
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