Tinetti test

Tinetti test

(tĭ-net′ē)
[Mary Tinetti, contemporary U.S. physician]
A measurement of functional ability that incorporates observation of performance of 13 activities with a focus on gait and balance. The activities include sitting, rising from a chair, standing, turning, reaching up, and bending down. The rating scale is normal, adaptive, or abnormal and is often used to assess the risk of falling.
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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).
Gentiva used the standardized Berg or Tinetti tests for aspects of balance to measure progress of 7,047 of the surveyed individuals.