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Fall Prevention

1. Which of the following is considered a fall risk factor?

A. Muscle weakness B. Medication side effects C. Inactivity D. All of the above

2. An evidence-based fall prevention intervention is one that has been tested using a rigorous research design and shown to reduce falls in older adults.

A. True B. False

3. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. To remain effective, an evidence-based program must change the key elements that made the intervention effective. B. To remain effective, an evidence-based program must retain the key elements that made the intervention effective. C. To remain effective, an evidence-based program must not maintain fidelity. D. To remain effective, an evidence-based program must limit fidelity.

4. A nursing home administrator is asked to select an evidence-based fall prevention program. Which of the following questions should be considered before the program is selected?

A. Does the program complement other programs already being offered? B. Are older adults in the community interested in the program? C. Is safe, reliable, and low cost transportation to and from the program available? D. All of the above

5. When educating the public about fall prevention programs, it is important to remind older adults to limit their independence.

A. True B. False

6. Which of the following program effectiveness measures can be used to evaluate fall prevention programs?

A. Determine if sites are following the program’s curriculum B. Identify the number of instructors trained C. Evaluate program attendance D. All of the above

7. Qualitative data measures the “how” and “why” of a program and tends to use unstructured data collection.

A. True B. False

8. Which of the following statements is most accurate?

A. To collect quantitative data many people must be asked a different question and be given different answer choices. B. To collect quantitative data many people must be asked the same question but be given different answer choices. C. Formative Evaluation judges the worth of a program while the program activities are forming or happening. D. Formative Evaluation judges the worth of a program after the program activities have formed.


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