Geriatric Examination Tool Kit

Examination Tool Kit

Remember, there are a multitude of non-vestibular related balance instruments in the tool kit as well.
A differential diagnosis must be made.

1. Tests & Measures: Instruments

CTSIB - Clinical Test of Sensory Integration on Balance "Foam & Dome"

Fukuda Step Test

Motion Sensitivity Score

Dynamic Gait Index (DGI)

Functional Gait Assessment (FGA)

2. Tests & Measures:Tolerance of Vertigo-inducing Activities

Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale

Dannenbaum E, Chilingaryan G, Fung J. Visual vertigo analogue scale: an assessment questionnaire for visual vertigo. J Vestib Res. 2011;21(3):153-159.

Borg Dizziness Rating Scale

3. Tests & Measures: Questionnaires

Activities specific Balance Confidence scale - ABC

Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI)

Modified Falls Efficacy Scale (MFES)

4.a. Vestibular Learning Module:  "Name that Nystagmus!"

4.b Vestibular Study Guide Chart

5. Web resources for the Consumer and Health Professional:
Information about dizziness, balance and hearing
Timothy Hain, MD, Otoneurologist

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Prost, E. Abbott C. (2020). Examination Tool Kit. University of Missouri,
School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy

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Updated: July 22, 2020