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

Jonasson, Stina LU ; Nilsson, Maria H LU and Lexell, Jan LU (2014) In BMC Geriatrics 14(May 21).
Abstract
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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1471-2318
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10.1186/1471-2318-14-66
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  title        = {Psychometric properties of four fear of falling rating scales in people with Parkinson's disease.},
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  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2014},
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