[The German version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International Version (FES-I)]

Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2006 Aug;39(4):297-300. doi: 10.1007/s00391-006-0400-8.
[Article in German]


The German version of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International Version (FES-I), which is presented, was developed for the documentation of fall-related selfefficacy in older persons by a EU-funded expert network (Prevention of Falls Network Europe ProFaNE). The FES-I represents a modification of the original Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), including additional items on complex functional performances and social aspects of falls. The FES-I shows high internal reliability (Cronbach's alpha = 0.96) as well as high test-retest reliability (r=0.96). The mean inter-item correlation was: r = 0.55 (Range r = 0.29-0.79). Results of validation studies for the FES-I in community dwelling older persons for different European countries and geriatric patients with cognitive impairment will be published in the near future.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Analysis of Variance
  • European Union
  • Fear
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Self Efficacy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*