Tinetti test

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Tinetti test
Synonyms Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment
Purposeassessing a person's static and dynamic balance abilities.

The Tinetti Test (TT), or Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA) is a common clinical test for assessing a person's static and dynamic balance abilities. [1] It is named after one of the inventors, Mary Tinetti. The test is in two short sections that contain one examining static balance abilities in a chair and then standing, and the other gait. [2] The two sections are sometimes used as separate tests. [3]


It has numerous other names, including Tinetti Gait and Balance Examination, Tinetti's Mobility Test, and Tinetti Balance Test; the wide variation in naming, test sections and cut off values sometimes cause confusion. [4]

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