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Table 2 Risk factors for falls related to the inclusion criteria.

From: The development of a multidisciplinary fall risk evaluation tool for demented nursing home patients in the Netherlands

Risk factors for falls 1 2 3 4 5 6 All
Previous falls + + + + + + +
Chronic disease(s) + - +/- +/- +/- - -
Medication + + + + + + +
Disturbed vision + + +/- +/- +/- + -
Independency of transfers + + + + + + +
Disturbed balance + + + + + + +
Bad quality of co-ordination + + + + + - -
Mobility impairments + + + + + + +
Muscle weakness + + + + + + +
Foot defects + + + + + - -
Assistive devices + + + + + + +
Protective devices + + + + + + +
  1. 1 = Expert scores ≥ 6
  2. 2 = Literature addressing nursing homes
  3. 3 = Evaluation possible in nursing homes
  4. 4 = Factor can be modified
  5. 5 = Intervention applicable in nursing homes
  6. 6 = OR/RR ≥ 1.5
  7. All = Fulfilling all inclusion criteria
  8. + = criterion fulfilled; +/- = ambiguous; - = criterion not fulfilled