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Welcome to our National Falls Prevention Lab Website
Mission: The National Falls Prevention Lab is a consortium of university researchers and clinicians who are committed to optimizing health and independence among older adults. Through research, education, outreach, and professional practice, the National Falls Prevention Lab aims to reduce risks associated with falls and optimize physical function and health-related quality of life for older adults. The lead institutions for the lab are New Mexico State University, Georgia State University, Louisiana State University, Husson University, and Therapeutic by Design Physical Therapy Clinic. For more about the lead institutions and other partners, see the “Who Are We?” page of this website.
The CFRSI (Comprehensive Falls Risk Screening Instrument) was developed in 2010. The instrument is specifically designed for use in community settings as a method for identifying adults at risk for falls andfor the purpose of educating older adults about steps to reduce risk. The screening instrument is easy to administer, requires little equipment and space, and can be completed in 10-15 minutes. The link to the CFRSI provides the user with a web-based interface for entering data and generating results for the test participant.
The CFRSI was developed and validated by investigators from New Mexico State University, Louisiana State Univeristy, and Georgia State University in 2010.