The Tinetti test was performed by the OT who was not blinded to the intervention.
According to the Tinetti test scores, both participants showed a similar trend.
Many tests or scales are available to evaluate gait and balance or even predict falls, such as the Berg Balance Test (BBS), Tinetti test
, and functional reach test.,, Among these tests, the TUG test is very useful and convenient.,,, The TUG test can be used as a simple measure of balance that is comparable to the BBS, based on the moderate significant correlation between these tests.
We used the Tinetti test
to assess gait and balance.
Informal balance function tests--the Romberg test, (5) the Fukuda stepping test, (6) and the Tinetti test
(7)--are conducted for purposes of counseling and to show patients what their balance limitations are (these findings were not included in the results of this study).
(a) 0,04 Hz 0,26 0,41 0,08 Hz 0,10 Hz DHI 1,00 0,20 0,23 CC 1,00 0,33 Duke 0,40 -0,53 Wspolczynnik korelacji Spearmana Test Spearman correlation coefficient BBS DGI test Tinetti Posturografia statyczna / Tinetti test
Static posturography test 1 test 2 -0,21 test 3 -0,31 -0,35 -0,32 test 4 -0,29 -0,29 -0,31 VNG refleksywnos?
Towards objective evaluation of balance in the elderly: Validity and reliability of a measurement instrument applied to the Tinetti test
. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 31(1), 65-72.
(6) The Tinetti test
is the functional assessment for balance and gait.
After the intervention, the percentage of older adults with high balance alteration, (Berg balance scale) and high risk of falling (Tinetti test
) changed from 60% to 30% and from 55% to 10%, respectively.
(49) We also use the Tinetti test
(Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment) to determine falls risk and this can be done in 5 minutes with practice.
Balance was assessed by means of Tinetti test
with 3 degrees of estimation.
Thus, the second part of the Tinetti Test
is applied in order to compose a sample base of evidence for the healthy population and for users of prosthetics.