The objective of this study was twofold: (1) to examine the knowledge of the risk factors for falling within a group of community-dwelling participants with PD using the Falls Risk Awareness Questionnaire (FRAQ) and (2) to examine the associations between participant characteristics and awareness of the risk factors for falling.
The FRAQ was developed by Wiens, Koleba, Jones, and Feeny (2006) to assess the knowledge and perception of risk factors for falling.
Established risk factors for falls included in the FRAQ consisted of impaired neuromuscular function, muscle weakness, impaired balance, vestibular pathophysiology, impaired proprioception, abnormalities of the feet, dementia and impaired cognition, acute illness, advanced age, female gender, stroke, and fear of falling (Cumming, 1998; Grisso et al., 1991; O'Loughlin, Robitaille, Boivin, & Suissa, 1993; Tinetti et al., 1994; Tinetti, Speechley, & Ginter, 1988; Tinetti & Williams, 1998).
Those who spoke on the occasion included spokesman of the government of Gilgit Baltistan Faiz Ullah Fraq
, DG UMT Abid Sherwani, Dr.