icon-FES is an innovative way of assessing fear of falling using pictures to describe a range of activities and situations.
The main advantage of icon-FES over other fear of falling scales is the inclusion of more demanding balance-related activities, its normal distribution, and its ability to assess fear of falling in highly functioning older people.
icon-FES is the first scale to identify the level of concern about falls for a range of daily activities using pictures. The provision of unambiguous contexts aid conceptualisation of the item activities and therefore helps ensure all participants are considering the same situations.
Instructions for the use of icon-FES are available for reference online and are constantly updated.