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Interactive Gait and Balance Assessment

Interactive Gait and Balance Assessment

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Jorge G. Ruiz, Lisa Granville, Vicki Ribera, Tara Kai, Michael Smith, Rose van Zuilen, Bernard Roos
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
18488
Date Posted: 
01/01/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
09/26/2012
Ok Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Abstract: 

The "Interactive Gait & Balance Training Module" is based on the fall risk assessment tool developed by M. Tinetti. This tool can be used to asses fall risk in a wide variety of settings including outpatient, acute, home and long term care. The computer-based training module was created as a "reusable learning object", and is available in a web-based version as well as a desktop application. To view the module on the web, click on the URL above. To use the desktop version, download the .zip file.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Explain how the Tinetti gait and balance instrument can be used in assessing fall risk.
  2. Describe the components of the balance and gait tests.
  3. To administer and score the Tinetti gait and balance assessment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Windows/PC:

  1. Internet Explorer 6.0 and above, Netscape Navigator 7.0 and above
  2. Flash 6.0 or higher
  3. Intel Pentium processor (Pentium II or higher is recommended)
  4. 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution
  5. Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Windows NT 4 (Service Pack 3) or Windows ME
  6. 64 MB or more of available RAM or higher is recommended


Macintosh:

  1. Mozilla 1.0 and above (which uses the same engine as Netscape)
  2. Flash 6.0 or higher
  3. Intel Pentium II processor (or higher)
  4. 256-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution
  5. Mac OS 8.5, 8.6, 9.0 and 9.1 (For OS X, we recommend running as Classic)
  6. 64 MB or more of available RAM (with virtual memory on)

For a longer version of this product, view POGOe Product Interactive Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (iPOMA).

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Jorge G. Ruiz, Lisa Granville, Vicki Ribera, Tara Kai, Michael Smith, Rose van Zuilen and Bernard Roos. Interactive Gait and Balance Assessment. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18488
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