The short physical performance battery (SPPB) is a group of measures that combines the results of the gait speed, chair stand and balance tests. It has been used as a predictive tool for possible disability and can aid in the monitoring of function in older people.
Year: 1995 Authors: Guralnik Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Exercise capacity (including effort test)
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Measure: Exercise capacity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 0-12 Reference: Guralnik, J. M., Ferrucci, L., Simonsick, E. M., Salive, M. E., & Wallace, R. B. (1995). Lower-extremity function in persons over the age of 70 years as a predictor of subsequent disability. New England Journal of Medicine, 332(9), 556-562.
Target population: Elderly Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Medical examination Licence needed: No