Cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) in Greek community-dwelling older adults

Evdokia Billis, Nikolaos Strimpakos, Eleni Kapreli, Vasiliki Sakellari, Dawn Skelton, Ismene Dontas, Frini Ioannou, George Filon, George Gioftsos

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Abstract

The cross-cultural adaptation and validation of Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) in community-dwelling seniors in Greece.
For cross-cultural adaptation, the back-translation procedure was utilised by four bi-lingual translators. For validation, 89 community-dwellings (50 males, 39 females) aged 61–90 years old (mean: 72.87¿±¿6.04) completed four questionnaires adapted into Greek; two instrument specific ones, FES-I and Confidence in Maintaining Balance (CONFbal), and two generic Questionnaires, Short-form Health Survey (SF-36v2) and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ30).




Original languageEnglish
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • FES-1
  • falls efficiency scale
  • Greek community

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