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  1. Jaafar, Mohamad Hasif PhD
  2. Mat, Sumaiyah PhD
  3. Mackenzie, Lynette PhD, MEdStud
  4. Tan, Maw Pin MD, MRCP


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.