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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Edmonton Frail Scale

Purpose : Assessment of frailty


Admin time :  20 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP 


Content : Assesses 9 domains including cognitive impairment and balance and mobility.


Author :  Rolfson DB, 2006

Copyright : The Edmonton Frail Scale—Bedside Version © 2001 University of Alberta.

License : The EFS website provides a mechanism to obtain a license to use the EFS.

It briefly describes the new design of the EFS, and how to access training materials.


A free training course takes 90 min to complete and includes a number of modules, consisting of video and explanatory text, some of which will also be followed by practice activities. At the end of the course there will be a simulation of administering the EFS in a home care setting, to test the new skills acquired. Upon passing the simulation-based assessment, you will earn an EFS Training Certificate.

A licensing fee is required for larger organizations and research enterprises.

However, the license is free for front-line use by single providers and for smaller scale research.

Edmonton Frail Scale - Bedside Version

As provided in the free training course on the EFS website

Edmonton Frail Scale - Toolkit

As provided in the free training course on the EFS website


This Tool is used in the Physical Examination

Back To : Physical Examination

frail old woman getting up from chair

This Tool is also used in the evaluation of Frailty

Back To : Frailty

Proactive Care Team

This Tool is also used in Proactive Care

Back To : Proactive Care

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