FICSIT


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FICSIT

Fraility & Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques, pron 'fix-it' Geriatrics A series of randomized placebo-controlled trials that assessed various interventions, in ↓ falls and frailty in elderly Pts. See Geriatrics, Gerontology.
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Abbreviations: 1RM = one repetition maximum, ADL = activities of daily living, FICSIT = Frailty and Injuries Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (study), OT = occupational therapist, PT = physical therapist, RCT = randomized controlled trial.
Rossiter-Fornoff JE, Wolf SL, Wolfson LI, Buchner DM (1995) A cross-sectional validation study of the FICSIT common data base static balance measures.
0]) Eyes open Eyes closed Rhomberg Feet apart [check] [check] Feet together [check] [check] FICSIT Semitandem Left [check] [check] Right [check] [check] Tandem Left [check] X Right [check] X Single leg stand Left X X Right X X CTSIB Feet apart [check] [check] Feet together [check] X DGI (out of 24) 20 10 MWT Velocity (m/min) 42.
One of the first studies to examine the efficacy of a multifactorial intervention approach to reducing falls was conducted by Tinetti and colleagues as one of the multicenter FICSIT trials [33].
Abbreviations: FICSIT = Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies on Intervention Techniques, RCT = randomized controlled trial.
Compliance with hip protectors has also become the target of an ongoing FICSIT study in the United States [13].