functional reach

functional reach

Clinical anatomy The distance between the relaxed shoulder pivot point and the tip of the outstretched fingers
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func·tion·al reach

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl rēch)
The distance a person can reach forward or to the side beyond arm's length while keeping a fixed base of support in a standing position.
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functional reach

The furthest distance in front of the body that a person, standing in a fixed position with arms fully extended, can touch without falling. The functional reach test, as originally devised by Duncan et al, is a measure of frailty in addition to an assessment of balance, flexibility, and fall risk. Norms for this test are: reach < 6 inches = high risk of falls/frailty; reach > 6 inches and < 10 inches = moderate risk for falls/frailty; reach > 10 inches = low risk for falls/frailty. A variation of the test, called the multidimensional reach test, assesses a subject's ability to reach both forward and side-to-side.
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Data collection tools included Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Functional Reach Test (FRT) and Fall Risk Score (FRS).
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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.[9],[10],[11] Among these tests, the TUG test is very useful and convenient.[12],[13],[14],[15] 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.
Evaluation of functional capacity was performed using three instruments: the Brazilian version of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), which is used to evaluate postural balance [16] and has been validated for patients with vestibular dysfunction [17]; the Unipedal Stance Test (UST), which is a simple static balance test performed with both open and closed eyes, and is related to risk of falls [18,19]; and the Functional Reach Test (FRT), which was also used to determine the risk of falls [20].
Although much of the functional reach and grasp capabilities of the upper extremities is regained, the pinch movement remains impaired following stroke.
Functional Reach Test (FRT) was selected because it measures some degree of static or dynamic balance and is easily administered in a clinical setting.
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Significant benefits were observed for gait outcomes of speed, the two- and six-minute walk test, functional and mobility outcomes of the Timed Up & Go test (how long it takes a person to get up from a chair, walk a certain distance, then walk back to the chair and sit down) and Functional Reach tests (how far a person can reach before he/she loses balance) and the Berg Balance Scale, which assesses multiple aspects of balance via a questionnaire.
TGS, toe flexibility (TF), total trajectory length (TL), and the envelope area (EA) of the center of pressure were measured, and the functional reach test (FRT) was performed before and immediately after the 4 weeks of intervention.
[d.sub.1] only considers the functional reach due to trunk flexion.
The demographics were taken through standardized and valid assessment tools include Berg Balance Scale and Functional Reach Test.

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