Study designs of evaluations included in the review
Only prospective studies were considered for inclusion.
Specific interventions included in the review
Studies evaluating fall-risk assessment tools were eligible for inclusion. A total of 38 different tools were evaluated: 11 multifactorial assessment tools and 27 functional mobility assessment tools.
Participants included in the review
Adults aged 65 years or older from the community, supportive housing, acute and long-term care settings were eligible for inclusion. Further characteristics of the included patients were not specified.
Outcomes assessed in the review
Eligible studies had to evaluate the incidence of single or recurrent falls, fall-related injury, or gait and balance as a primary outcome.
How were decisions on the relevance of primary studies made?
Two reviewers independently selected studies for inclusion, with any disagreements resolved through discussion with a third reviewer.