Falls Risk Assessment Tool

Falls Risk Assessment Tool

A brief evaluation instrument used in the UK to identify environmental and personal risks for falling and formulate an action plan to prevent falls in elderly patients.

FRAT questions
• Any falls in previous year?
• Is patient taking ≥ 4 medications/day?
• Neurologic disease? (E.g., strokes, Parkinson’s disease.)
• Does patient have balance issues?
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The Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) was by far the commonest, with smaller numbers using the Tinetti POMA, TUG test, Falls Risk Assessment Score for the Elderly (FRASE) [32], and Berg Balance Scale.
Validation of a falls risk assessment tool in the subacute hospital setting: A pilot study.
Development and preliminary examination of the predictive validity of the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) for use in primary care.
Many falls risk assessment tools have been developed to screen for risk factors most predictive of falls.