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Topic: Assessing health risk behaviors of older adults
Angela (11 Posts) from United States on Oct 1, 2009:

Many researchers have focused their efforts on assessing health risk behaviors of older adults. However, it is not clear how to best influence this population to change, so research continues. What are the essential areas of health risk that need to be addressed when educating older adults? What are some research tools you currently use to assess this potential behavior change?

Ellen (2 Posts) from Germany on Oct 19, 2009:

Hi Angi, this questions seems very broad regarding the fact that you might want to talk about risky behavior in different areas e.g. risky behavior in fall related area can be obtained via questionnaires e.g. SAFFEE, ABC. In other areas the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System is a setting oriented tool which is well known in the States. I am curious to see more tools for risky behavior coming up.


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