Brief research reportProposal of index to evaluate caregivers’ fear of care recipient fallsKakehi, Tomohiroa,b; Tamura, Naokic; Zenta, Masashid; Suzuki, Yasunarid; Nakajima, Kyokod; Wada, Hiromue; Ishimori, Takuyaf; Bessho, Masahikog,h; Kakuda, Watarua,d Author Information aDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare bDepartment of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Sciences at Narita, International University of Health and Welfare, Chiba cDepartment of Rehabilitation, Ushiku Aiwa General Hospital, Ibaraki dDivision of Rehabilitation Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare Ichikawa Hospital, Chiba eDepartment of Rehabilitation, Home-visit Nursing Station of Ryugasaki, Ibaraki fDepartment of Rehabilitation, Institute of Brain and Blood Vessels, Mihara Memorial Hospital, Gunma gDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, International University of Health and Welfare Ichikawa Hospital hDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Chiba, Japan Received 6 June 2022 Accepted 26 June 2022 Wataru Kakuda, MD, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, 4-3, Kozunomori, Narita, Chiba 286-8686, Japan, Tel: +81 476 20 7701; fax: +81 476 20 7702; e-mail: [email protected] International Journal of Rehabilitation Research: December 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 4 - p 366-369 doi: 10.1097/MRR.0000000000000543 Buy Metrics Abstract This study aimed to identify evaluation items that can be used to create an index to evaluate caregivers’ fear of care recipient falls. A three-round Delphi method was conducted with medical professionals engaged in discharge support for patients with fall-related fractures. In the first round, a working group brainstormed evaluation items. In the second and third rounds, opinions of medical professionals were quantified and evaluation items were refined. The Delphi method showed convergence of opinion with Kendall’s W of 0.561 in the third round. Of the 109 evaluation items pooled in the first round, the consensus was reached on the importance of 19 items and one more item was additionally included. The 20 items may be useful for creating an index that sensitively measures caregivers’ fear of care recipient falls. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.