- •Falls efficacy (FE) represents the confidence in performing daily activities without falling.
- •This study examined FE as a determinant of successful inpatient geriatric rehabilitation.
- •Higher FE predicted better gait speed and functional status at discharge from rehabilitation.
- •Interventions in rehabilitation aimed at enhancing FE may contribute to patient progress.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:BADL (Basic Activities of Daily Living), CI (confidence interval), FE (falls efficacy), FES (Falls Efficacy Scale), MMSE (Mini Mental State Examination)
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Supported in part by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation (grant no. 3252BO-100416). The sponsor did not contribute to any part of the study or the preparation of the manuscript.