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Gait and Balance

Timed Up and Go

Perrel, K.L., Nelson, A., et al. Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review. Journals of Gerontology Series A – Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 2001, 56 (12): M761-766.

Podsiadlo, D., & Richardson, S. The timed "up & go": A test of basic functional mobility for frail elderly persons, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1991, 39 (2): 142-148.

Shumway-Cook, A., Brauer, S., & Woollacott, M. Predicting the probability for falls in community-dwelling older adults using the timed up & go test., Physical Therapy, 2000, 80 (9): 896-903.

Berg Balance Scale (BBS)

Berg, K., Wood-Dauphinee, S., Williams, J., Maki, B. Measuring balance in the elderly: Validation of an instrument. Canadian Journal of Public Health, July/August Supplement, 1992, 2: S7-11.

Berg, K., Wood-Dauphinee, S., Williams, J., Gayton, D. Measuring balance in the elderly: Preliminary development of an instrument. Physiotherapy Canada, 1989, 41: 304-311.

Perrel, K., Nelson, A., et al. Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review. Journals of Gerontology Series A – Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 2001, 56 (12): M761-766.

Dynamic Gait Index

Perrel, K., Nelson, A., et al. Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review. Journals of Gerontology Series A – Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. 2001, 56 (12): M761-766.

Shumway-Cook, A., Woollacott, M. Motor Control Theory and Applications, Williams and Wilkins Baltimore, 1995: 323-324.

Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA)

Perrel, K., Nelson, A., et al. Fall risk assessment measures: an analytic review. Journals of Gerontology Series A – Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. 2001, 56 (12): M761-766.

Tinetti, M.E. Performance-oriented assessment of mobility problems in elderly patients. JAGS, 1986, 34: 119-126.

Fear of Falling

Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale

Powell, L.E. & Myers, A.M. The Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 1995, 50 (1): M28-34.

Falls Efficacy Scale (FES)

Tinetti, M.E., Richman, D., & Powell, L. Falls efficacy as a measure of fear of falling. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, (1990), 45 (6), 239-243.

Depression

Geriatric Depression Scale

Yesavage JA, Brink TL, Rose TL, Lum O, Huang V, Adey MB, Leirer VO: Development and validation of a geriatric depression screening scale: A preliminary report. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 1983, 17: 37-49.

Assessment of the Hospitalized Patient

Morse Fall Scale

Morse, J.M., Morse, R.M., & Tylko, S.J. Development of a scale to identify the fall-prone patient, Canadian Journal on Aging, (1989), 8: 366-377.

Morse, J.M. Preventing patient falls. Thousand Oaks, CA: 1996 Sage Publications.

Hendrich Fall Risk Assessment

Hendrich, A., Nyhuuis, A., Kppenbrock, T., & Soja, M. E., Hospital Falls: Development of a predictive model for clinical practice, Applied Nursing Research, 1995, 8: 29-139.

St. Thomas Risk Assessment Tool (STRATIFY)

Oliver, D., Britton, M., Seed, P., Martin, F.C., & Hopper, A.H. Development and evaluation of evidence based risk assessment tool (STRATIFY). British Medical Journal, 1997, 315(7115), 1049-1053.