Fall Efficacy Scale (FES-I)

The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a short, easy to administer tool that measures the level of concern about falling during social and physical activities inside and outside the home whether or not the person actually does the activity. The target population for using the FES-I are Older adults with or without a history or fear of falling. The FES-I should be used when updating Care Plan Risk Assessments.

Not At All Concerned Somewhat Concerned Fairly Concerned Very Concerned
1. Getting dressed or undressed 1 2 3 4
2. Taking a bath or shower 1 2 3 4
3. Getting in or out of a chair 1 2 3 4
4. Going up or down stairs 1 2 3 4
5. Reaching for something above your head or on the ground 1 2 3 4
6. Walking up or down a slope 1 2 3 4
7. Going out to a social event (e.g. religious service, family gathering or club meeting) 1 2 3 4

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