Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Falls are costly and decrease quality of life for the growing older adult population. Prevention of falls in this population is necessary to control health care cost and to decrease morbidity and mortality in older adults. Health care providers and the health care system need to implement evidence based methods to prevent falls in older adults. This paper involves evidence-based literature reviews on the effectiveness of multifactorial fall prevention programs and methods for implementation of these programs for community dwelling adults over the age of 65. Results indicate overwhelming evidence in support of multi factorial fall prevention intervention as the most effective method in reducing falls and fall risk factors in the older adult population. Evidence based strategies from literature review for implementation of multi factorial fall prevention programs is discussed. Implication for the review of literature is that it can serve as a guide for healthcare professionals in establishing evidence-based fall prevention programs