Galen eCalcs - Calculator: STEADI

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This extended fall risk screening tooling was adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a part of their Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) program. It was adopted from a tool created by the Greater Los Angeles VA Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center.


Target patients are geriatric; 65 years and older.

Calculator Search/Filter Keywords

At the calculator level, eCalcs comes delivered with default keywords that can be leveraged in the "Search/Filter" field to enable Specialty or System driven calculator searching. The following calculator keywords are delivered by default for the STEADI calculator:


  • Family Practice
  • Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Calculator Configuration Options

Preference Name Valid Range Description
Publishing Checked / Unchecked When checked the calculator will display for users on the front end.
When unchecked, the calculator WILL NOT display for users on the front end.
Orderable Item Override (BLANK) / G-FRS “(BLANK)” indicates that the global configuration options for Orderable Item will be used.
“G-FRS” indicates that the calculator specific value will be used and can display the specific calculator name in the output.
Save Discrete Results True/False When True, saves the questions and results of the calculator discretely when saving the results of the calculator.
Show Education Option True/False When True, an additional question is shown on a positive result to allow the user to indicate education was provided.
Verification Required True/False When True, files the calculator output as requiring verification by generating a verification task.

Calculator Inputs

This calculator does not use any default mappings, all items require manual input.

Calculator Outputs

Output Mapping Type Description
Education Provided Result Provider notified and/or education provided
Question 1 Result I have fallen in the past year
Question 2 Result I use or have been advised to use a cane or walker to get around safely
Question 3 Result Sometimes I feel unsteady when I am walking
Question 4 Result I steady myself by holding on to furniture when walking at home
Question 5 Result I am worried about falling
Question 6 Result I need to push with my hands to stand up from a chair
Question 7 Result I have some trouble stepping onto a curb
Question 8 Result I often have to rush to the toilet
Question 9 Result I have lost some feeling in my feet
Question 10 Result I take medicine that sometimes makes me feel light-headed or more tired than usual
Question 11 Result I take medicine to help me sleep or improve my mood
Question 12 Result I often feel sad or depressed
STEADI - Interpretation Result STEADI Interpretation
STEADI Score Result STEADI Score