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Validity of the 8-Foot Up and Go, Timed Up and Go, and Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale in older adults with and without cognitive impairment

Elyse Rolenz, DPT; Jennifer C. Reneker, MSPT, PhD, NCS

Healthcare providers use standardized outcome measures to determine risk for falls in older adults. Research describing the usefulness of outcome measures in people with mild cognitive impairment is lacking. This research describes the usefulness of three outcome measures in identifying risk for falling for people with and those without mild cognitive impairment. We found that when explained in a standardized manner in people with and without mild cognitive impairment, the 8-Foot Up and Go is more useful than the Timed Up and Go test for identifying people at risk for falling.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0042

Volume 53 Number 4, 2016
   Pages 511 — 518


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Rolenz E, Reneker JC. Validity of the 8-Foot Up and Go, Timed Up and Go, and Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(4):511–18.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0042
ORCID: Jennifer C. Reneker, MSPT, PhD, NCS: 0000-0003-3617-5681
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