Single Leg Stance (Est. Time: <5 min)
The One-Legged Stance Test (OLST)/ Single Leg Stance is a simple, easy and effective method to screen for balance impairments in the older adult population. OLST/SLS for less than 5 seconds indicates high risk for injurious falls.
Mod Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance (mCTSIB) (Est. Time: 5-10 min)
Balance assessment for sensory integration with 4 components: 1. on firm surface eyes open (vision, vestib, sensory), 2. Eyes closed firm (vestib, sensory), 3. eyes open foam (vision, vestib), and 4. eyes closed (vestib).
Berg Balance Scale (Est. Time: 15-30 min)
The Berg balance scale is used to objectively determine a patient's ability (or inability) to safely balance during a series of 14 tasks. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and does not include assessment of gait.
Short Physical Performance Battery (Est. Time:10-20 min)
An objective assessment tool for evaluating lower extremity functioning in older persons including standing static balance, gait speed, and chair stands. Strong clinimetrics and predictive validity for nursing home admission, increased need for assistance, future disability, and death.
Mini BEST (Est. Time:15-30 min)
The Mini BESTest is a 14-item test addressing 4 of the 6 sections of the original BESTest: 1) Anticipatory postural adjustments 2) Reactive postural control 3) Sensory orientation and 4) Dynamic gait
Brief BEST (Est. Time: 15-25 min)
6-item revised version of the original BESTest: one item from each subsection: 1.biomechanical constraints 2.stability limits/verticality 3.anticipatory postural adjustments 4.postural responses 5.sensory orientation 6. stability in gait
Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale (Est. Time: 15-25 min)
Higher level assessment of static and dynamic balance under 10 varying sensory conditions including jumping, stepping over objects, and tandem walking.
High Level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT)
Thirteen items assess a wide range of high-level activities including walking, running, jumping, balance, stairs, hopping, skipping, and stairs. Minimum mobility requirements for participation are independent walking over 20 meters without devices but orthoses are permitted.