Dynamic Gait Index - DGI
Original, 8-item test
DGI (mDGI): Expanded Scoring System for the original 8-item test.
(includes time, assistance level, and gait analysis)
A, Taylor CS, Matsuda PN, Studer MT, Whetten BK. (2013). Expanding the Scoring System for the
Dynamic Gait Index. Phys Ther. 93:1493-1506.
Appendix: Scoring sheet
"The 95% minimal
detectable change was 4 for the mDGI total score."
DGI uses the first four items of the original DGI:
Gait on level surface
2. Gait with speed changes
3. Horizontal head turns
4. Vertical head turns
score = 12/12
regard to the use of the 4-item DGI as a screening tool for falls, the
higher specificity of the 4-item DGI suggests that a closer evaluation
of fall risk factors is indicated if an individual has a score of less
than 10 of 12."
G. et. al. (2006) Construction
and Validation of the 4-Item Dynamic Gait Index
PTJ 86:12 1651-1660