STOPPFall(Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions in older adults with high fall risk): a Delphi study by the EuGMS Task and Finish Group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs

Seppala L. J., Petrovic M., Ryg J., Bahat G., Topinkova E., Szczerbinska K., ...More

AGE AND AGEING, vol.50, no.4, pp.1189-1199, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ageing/afaa249
  • Journal Name: AGE AND AGEING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.1189-1199
  • Keywords: accidental falls, fall-risk-increasing drugs, deprescribing, aged, adverse effects, older people, SCREENING TOOL, ALERT DOCTORS, CRITERIA
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Healthcare professionals are often reluctant to deprescribe fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs). Lack of knowledge and skills form a significant barrier and furthermore, there is no consensus on which medications are considered as FRIDs despite several systematic reviews. To support clinicians in the management of FRIDs and to facilitate the deprescribing process, STOPPFall (Screening Tool of Older Persons Prescriptions in older adults with high fall risk) and a deprescribing tool were developed by a European expert group.