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Rebecca L. Vivrette, Laurence Z. Rubenstein, Jennifer L. Martin, Karen R. Josephson and B. Josea Kramer


To determine seniors’ beliefs about falls and design a fall-risk self-assessment and educational materials to promote early identification of evidence-based fall risks and encourage prevention behaviors.


Focus groups with community-dwelling seniors, conducted in two phases to identify perceptions about fall risks and risk reduction and to assess face validity of the fall-risk self-assessment and acceptability of educational materials.


Lay perception of fall risks was in general concordance with evidence-based research. Maintaining independence and positive tone were perceived as key motivators for fall prevention. Seniors intended to use information in the educational tool to stimulate discussions about falls with health care providers.


An evidence-based, educational fall-risk self-assessment acceptable to older adults can build on existing lay knowledge about fall risks and perception that falls are a relevant problem and can educate seniors about their specific risks and how to minimize them.

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Laureen H. Smith, Devin Laurent, Erica Baumker and Rick L. Petosa

lack resources for preventive care 24 and healthful behaviors, such as recreational facilities, organized sports, or neighborhoods for PA. 25 To better understand the unique challenges of the rural Appalachian region, community-based studies are needed to establish benchmark rates. 6 The purpose of

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Christina E. Miyawaki, Rebecca L. Mauldin and Carolyn R. Carman

). Inquiries about patients’ levels of physical activity and recommendations to exercise by primary care physicians (PCP) are common practices since screening and preventive care are emphasized for Medicare patients ( Nicholas & Hall, 2011 ). However, it may not be a routine practice for eye care providers

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Alon Eliakim, Bareket Falk, Neil Armstrong, Fátima Baptista, David G. Behm, Nitzan Dror, Avery D. Faigenbaum, Kathleen F. Janz, Jaak Jürimäe, Amanda L. McGowan, Dan Nemet, Paolo T. Pianosi, Matthew B. Pontifex, Shlomit Radom-Aizik, Thomas Rowland and Alex V. Rowlands

, Stracciolini A , Faigenbaum A , Myer G . Physical inactivity in youth. Can exercise deficit disorder alter the way we view preventive care? ACSM Health Fit J . 2018 ; 22 ( 2 ): 42 – 46 . 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000370 166. Walsh JJ , Barnes JD , Cameron JD , et al . Associations between 24