Grip Strength--Hand Held Dynomometry
Impaired grip strength is an indicator of increased postoperative complications, increased length of hospitalization, higher rehospitalization rate, decreased physical status, loss of independence, increased risk of functional limitations and disability, and all-cause mortality, comparable to quad strength, etc.
ALSO FOUND IN MEDIGRAPH-->MUSCULAR PERFORM-->HHD
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.
Sensitive predictor of declining physical mobility, discriminate between fallers and non-fallers, classify household from community ambulators, and has normative scores.
Minimal Clinically Important Difference is .05-.10 m/s
2 Minute Step Test
Alternate aerobic endurance test (marching in place), for use when space limitations or weather prohibits taking the 6-minute walk test.