Thieves' MarketPerceptions of Family Physicians About Fall Risk Screening, Fall Risk Assessment, and Referral Practices for Fall Prevention in MalaysiaJaafar, Mohamad Hasif PhD; Mat, Sumaiyah PhD; Mackenzie, Lynette PhD, MEdStud; Tan, Maw Pin MD, MRCPAuthor Information Research Management Centre, Perdana University, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia (Dr Jaafar); Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Drs Jaafar, Mat, and Tan); and Ageing Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia (Dr Mackenzie). Correspondence: Maw Pin Tan, MD, MRCP, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (firstname.lastname@example.org). This study was funded by a Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Science fund (SF017-2013). M.P.T. is also the recipient of a University of Malaya Grand Challenge fund GC002-14HTM, which also funds S.M. and M.H.J.'s salaries. The authors thank Nurul Syazwana Abu Bakar for her contributions to data collection. The study sponsors had no role in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: January/March 2020 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 38-43 doi: 10.1097/TGR.0000000000000252 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: This study aimed to identify factors that influence the implementation of fall prevention programs from the perspectives of the family physician (FP). Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with all 1800 members of the Academy of Family Medicine, Malaysia. Results: Sixty (54%) and 75 (67%) FPs did not routinely ask older people about falls and fear of falling, respectively. Seventy-nine FPs (71%) reported being unfamiliar with any guidelines for screening for fall risk. Conclusion: Our study revealed major gaps in the delivery of evidence-based fall prevention in practice by Malaysian FPs. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.