functional reach test

func·tion·al reach test

(FRT) (fŭngk'shŭn-ăl rēch test)
An assessment of balance in which the patient stands erect and stretches out the arms; a reach measuring 6 inches or less suggests a predisposition to falling.
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The Functional Reach Test is a clinically reliable, quick, and easy screen for balance problems and falls risk in older adults.
15 m/s) (13) and performance on the Functional Reach Test confirmed that she remained at increased risk for falls.
Televideo assessment using Functional Reach Test and European Stroke Scale.
The modified functional reach test described by Lynch et al (1998) was used to assess seated balance.
Lynch SM, Leahy P, and Barker SP (1998): Reliability of measurements obtained with a modified functional reach test in participants with spinal cord injury.
Balance performance was assessed using the Activities- specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale and the Functional Reach Test (FRT).
Does the functional reach test reflect stability limits in elderly people?
It includes step up, Timed Up and Go test, functional reach test, and static standing with eyes closed.
We selected two measures: the Functional Reach Test (FRT) [25] and the European Stroke Scale (ESS) [26].
Abbreviations: ESS = European Stroke Scale, FRT = Functional Reach Test, PT = physical therapist.
Activity was measured using the Functional Reach test (Duncan et al 1990), the 10 m Walk Test (Morris et al 1996, Wade et al 1987) and the Timed Up and Go Test (Podsiadlo and Richardson 1991).
Two examples of clinical procedures are the Functional Reach Test (FRT) and the Star-Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) [14-15].

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