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New Assessment Tool Capabilities For Objective Outcomes Measurement

 

Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test

The TUG Test is a simple and widely used clinical performance based measurement of mobility, lower extremity function and fall risk.

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Sit to Stand Test

The Sit to Stand Test is a simple and widely used clinical physical performance test used to assess lower extremity function. Lower extremity function and strength has been shown to predict subsequent development of disability because it reflects the effects of chronic disease, coexisting conditions, and overall physiologic decline.

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Functional Reach Test

The Functional Reach Test is a simple and widely used clinical performance-based measurement of standing balance and limits of stability. The test measures in inches the difference between arm’s length and maximal forward reach, using a fixed base of support. The Functional Reach Test can be used to identify balance impairments or changes in balance over time.