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Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)

Dec 31, 1999/Test & Measure

Used to assess functional ability to complete specific activities.

Rate Your Plate (RYP)

Sep 7, 2022/Test & Measure

Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)

Test & Measure

The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) contains 3 components: Balance test, Gait Speed test, and Chair Stand test. These components are useful for a physical therapist (PT) to evaluate the functional mobility of an older adult’s lower extremities.

Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Dec 31, 1999/Test & Measure

Measures balance and activity limitations due to dizziness.

Box and Block Test (BBT)

Dec 31, 1999/Test & Measure

Assesses unilateral gross manual dexterity.

Ashworth Scale (AS) and Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS)

Dec 31, 1999/Test & Measure

Used to assess spasticity.

Fatigue Severity Scale

Jun 5, 2017/Test & Measure

FSS is a unidimensional self-report questionnaire that measures how fatigue impacts one’s ability to function in the last week.

Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT)

Oct 1, 2019/Test & Measure

The Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) measures fingertip dexterity and gross movement coordination of the fingers, hands, and arms. It was first introduced by Joseph Tiffin in 1948 as a functional assessment screen for hand dexterity in applicants for assembly-line work.

A Growing Interest in Medical Marijuana

Feb 1, 2018/Article

With relaxed state laws and wider availability, use of cannabis and cannabinoids is increasing throughout the United States. PTs and PTAs need to know how patients can be affected in both positive and negative ways.

Head Thrust Test (HTT)/Head-impulse Test (HIT) for Vestibular Hypofunction

Aug 31, 2017/Test & Measure

Measures the head thrust test is used to identify individuals with hypofunction of the vestibulo-ocular reflex unilaterally and bilaterally.