User Experience (UX) of the Fall Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT-up)

Ather Nawaz, Jorunn Lægdheim Helbostad, Lorenzo Chiari, Federico Chesani, Luca Cattelani

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Fall risk assessment is important for fall prediction and fall prevention among older adults. In order to be applied in clinical practice, a fall risk assessment tool need to be regarded useful. The aim of this study was to evaluate healthcare professionals' user experience (UX) of the Fall Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT-up). Eight health care professionals working in a geriatric hospital department or in the primary health care system participated in a focus group and evaluated the tool. The healthcare professionals considered the FRAT-up tool to be novel and considered it useful in clinical practice. The tool can be used to get an extended knowledge and understanding of how to individually tailor a fall prevention intervention. It is suggested that for a better experience, the scale should be simplified and the tool should be integrated with the patient's medical record.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. CBMS 2015
EditorsCaetano Traina Junior, Pedro Pereira Rodrigues, Bridget Kane, Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques, Agma Juci Machado Traina
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
Publication date2015
Article number7167447
ISBN (Print)9781467367769
ISBN (Electronic)9781467367752
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. CBMS 2015 - São Carlos and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Duration: 22 Jun 201525 Jun 2015
Conference number: 28


Conference28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. CBMS 2015
CitySão Carlos and Ribeirão Preto
Internet address


  • Falls
  • Fall risk factors
  • Risk assessment
  • User experience
  • Aged
  • Healthcare systems

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