All publications of “Michele Bittencourt Silveira”

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Construction and validation of content of one instrument to assess falls in the elderly

Michele Bittencourt Silveira, Ricardo Pedrozo Saldanha, José Carlos de Carvalho Leite, Thamyres Oliveira Ferreira da Silva, Thiago Silva, Lidiane Isabel Filippin

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4154

ABSTRACT Objective To develop and validate the content of the online Questionnaire for Fall Risk Assessment in the Elderly. Methods The instrument was developed based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization. Initially, the set of items was submitted to evaluation of judges (healthcare professionals with experience in elderly health), who could suggest inclusion or exclusion of questions from the instrument; they were also asked to rate each question according to the […]