Dr. Kevin Chui, PT, PhD coauthors systematic review on determining fall risk
Dr. Kevin Chui, PT, PhD is a member of GeriEDGE, a sub-committee of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy’s Practice Committee, which consists of a group of researchers, educators, and clinicians from around the country. Over the past few years the GeriEDGE committee performed a systematic review of the literature to identify key measures, assessed the strength of each measure’s clinometric properties, classified each measure as a risk vs. outcome tool, identified which subgroup of older adults or clinical setting the measure was most useful for, and rated the strength of the measure and made a recommendation about its usefulness/interpretation in clinical practice. Their work was recently published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and presented previously at several APTA conferences. The open-access article (pdf) is available as a pdf with a list of the GeriEDGE members including their affiliations. This project was supported in part by grants from the American Physical Therapy Association’s Department of Practice and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.