Falls Prevention Quiz

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Falls Prevention Quiz

This quiz helps you to find out much about the issues around falls in later life.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does AIEE stand for when talking about falls prevention?
    • A. 

      Assess

    • B. 

      Identify

    • C. 

      Exercise

    • D. 

      Educate

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    How many older adults ages 65 and over living at home will experience a fall?
    • A. 

      One in five (20%)

    • B. 

      One in three (33%)

    • C. 

      One in two (50%)

  • 3. 
    Where do the majority of older people fall?
    • A. 

      Walking on the street

    • B. 

      Walking around the house

    • C. 

      In hospitals and nursing homes

  • 4. 
    What are the most common risk factors for a fall?
    • A. 

      Inappropriate footwear

    • B. 

      Weak muscles & poor balance

    • C. 

      Consuming too much alcohol

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    A fall in people with osteoporosis can result in fractures. What can help prevent osteoporosis?
    • A. 

      Regular exercise & increased calcium and vitamin D intake

    • B. 

      Sedentary lifestyle - why take the risk

    • C. 

      It runs in the family. Its impossible.

  • 6. 
    Falls are a normal part of aging and are not preventable. Is this statement true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Falls are the most common cause of injury for seniors. Is this statement true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Fear of falling can lower your quality of life and stop you from:
    • A. 

      Doing the activities you enjoy

    • B. 

      Visiting friends and family

    • C. 

      Leading an active life

    • D. 

      All of the above All of the above

  • 9. 
    What percentage of hip fractures among seniors are caused by falls?
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      Over 95%

  • 10. 
    What season increases the risk of falls in the elderly?
    • A. 

      Winter

    • B. 

      Spring

    • C. 

      Summer

    • D. 

      Autumn

  • 11. 
    What are the most serious consequences of a fall?
    • A. 

      Hip fractures

    • B. 

      Head injuries

    • C. 

      Pressure sores

  • 12. 
    Wearing the right footwear is important. What is the ideal footwear?
    • A. 

      Firm back and cover with adjustable fastening, ankle support and non-slip sole

    • B. 

      Soft leather sole which is flexible

    • C. 

      Soft, cushioned material with a tight fit

    • D. 

      Loose footwear

    • E. 

      Shoes with high or block heels

  • 13. 
    What do you do if you feel dizzy when standing up in the morning?
    • A. 

      Stay in bed. There is no need to get up.

    • B. 

      Sit up in the bed for a few minutes before standing up. Stand up for a minute before walking.

    • C. 

      Get up quickly and walk around until you feel better.

    • D. 

      Its common, do nothing about it.

  • 14. 
    If you have poor balance what can help you walk better?
    • A. 

      A walking aid. Example - walking stick or frame

    • B. 

      Lean on furniture / wall. They are every where.

    • C. 

      Stay in bed / chair. Why take the risk.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following can help prevent falls in the elderly?
    • A. 

      Get GP to review medication

    • B. 

      Remove clutter from indoors and outdoors

    • C. 

      Install lights in dark hallways and stairways

    • D. 

      Keep feet healthy. Wear appropriate footwear.

    • E. 

      Eat a well balanced diet

    • F. 

      Exercise regularly

    • G. 

      Check eye sight

    • H. 

      Avoid alcohol

    • I. 

      All of the above