Falls efficacy: The self-efficacy concept for falls prevention and management.
Soh, Shawn Leng-Hsien
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Soh SLH (2022) Falls efficacy: The self-efficacy concept for falls prevention and management. Front. Psychol. 13:1011285. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1011285
Falls efficacy is an important self-efficacy concept in older people to prevent and manage falls. However, an adequate understanding of this concept has been lacking. Many falls efficacy instruments have been used to measure fear of falling or balance confidence. This has led to obscurity in the role of falls efficacy in falls prevention and management practice. This commentary aims to present a contemporary understanding of falls efficacy. Translating new insights of falls efficacy into practice promotes new and novel approaches to help older people overcome the threat of falls.