The Short Physical Performance Battery: SPPB

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Mar 15, 2023 - 2:41pm CDT

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This video (8:40 minutes) describes the short physical performance battery (SPPB) test for older adults. The SPPB is a performance-based, three-part assessment to measure functional status and predict future functional decline. The assessment includes gait speed, balance, and lower extremity strength. The SPPB assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Source: UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Optimizing Aging Collaborative, 2017

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