Psychometric Properties of Turkish Version of Survey of Activities and Fear of Falling in the Elderly Among Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Tufekcioglu Z., Huseyinsioglu B. E. , Bilgic B. , Hanagasi H. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, vol.27, no.1, pp.46-51, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tnd.2020.96777
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-51


Objective: Fear of falling (FOF) is one of the important risk factors for falling, is higher in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Survey of Activities and Fear of Falling in the Elderly (SAFFE) differs from other scales in terms of considering the accompanying activity limitation. The aim of the study was to show the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of SAFFE (SAFFE-T) in PD, and to correlate SAFFE FOF subscale scores with age, disease duration, and the Turkish version of Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale-III (MDS-UPDRS-TR-III) motor score.