Identifying mobility dysfunctions in elderly patients. Standard neuromuscular examination or direct assessment?

@article{Tinetti1988IdentifyingMD,
  title={Identifying mobility dysfunctions in elderly patients. Standard neuromuscular examination or direct assessment?},
  author={Mary E. Tinetti and Siegfried Ginter},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1988},
  volume={259 8},
  pages={1190-3}
}
The need to assess functions such as mobility in elderly patients is increasingly recognized. Lacking other methods, clinicians may rely on the standard neuromuscular examination to evaluate mobility. Therefore, we checked the sensitivity of the neuromuscular examination for identifying mobility problems by comparing relevant neuromuscular findings with performance during four routine mobility maneuvers: (1) getting up from a chair, (2) sitting down, (3) turning while walking, and (4) raising… CONTINUE READING

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