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Assessing mobility in elderly people. A review of performance-based measures of balance, gait and mobility for bedside use

MacKnight, C. and Rockwood, K.
Reviews in Clinical Gerontology
Publication year:
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Seniors (65+)
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
4 - Performance-based tests
6 - Clinical rating scales
7 - Observations
Ambulatory Status
Ataxia Scale
Balance Coding
Balance Score
BBS - Berg Balance Scale   
Bed Rise Difficulty Scale
Chair Stand
Chair Stand Ability
Chair Stand-timed repetitions
Clinical Balance Assessment
Cron Sitting Posture
EMS - Elderly Mobility Scale   
FAC - Functional Ambulation Classification   
FRT - Functional Reach Test   
Functional Movement Activities Scale
Gait Abnormality Rating Scale
Gait Appearance
HABAM - Hierarchical Assessment of Balance and Mobility
One-leg standing balance (alias: 1 leg balance; One leg stand; Single leg stance; SLST - Single Leg Stance Test)   
Postural Capability
PPB - Physical Performance Battery
PPME - Physical Performance and Mobility Examination
Romberg Test
Sandin Sitting Balance
Sitting-to-standing Classification
Standard Functional Goals
Standardized Mobility Test
Standing Balance Grade
Stepping Test [alias: Unterberger's Test] [alias:dynamic balance test]
Sternal Push
Tandem backwards walk
Tandem Stance [alias: sharpened Romberg] (versions: Tandem and Unipedal Stance; semi-tandem; parallel)
Tandem walking
TCT - Trunk Control Test   
Timed Chair-Stand Test   
Timed Walk Test (versions: 5MinWT)
Tinetti Gait and Balance Test
Toe Stance (diver's stance)
Transfer Capacity
TUG - Timed Up and Go test   
Wade Sitting Balance 1983/1987