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|In order to
determine if someone has a fear of falling, obviously the senior can be
asked (are you afraid of falling?). But this does not give the therapist
Recall the definition presented earlier: Fear of falling is a lasting concern about falling that can lead to an individual avoiding activities that he/she remains capable of performing.
To determine if the individual is at risk for avoiding activities that he/she is capable of performing, it is necessary to assess further and then make a clinical judgment.
- There is a formal or informal assessment of the seniorís personal abilities. (abilities such as strength and balance, cognitive abilities, safety awareness)
- Also there is an assessment of the seniorís activity performance.