Tinetti's test for community-living elderly
published in January - February 2017 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.1
Guido Spargoli

Falls in the elderly people are a very common problem that sometimes have devastating consequences. In the last years, prevention has become the most important solution for clinical and economic reasons. Among several testing procedures, the Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment is one of the most utilized tests, although its validity is not totally confirmed in many pathologies of the elderlies. This article helps to understand the Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment, how to complete it and how to use it in the older population.