Category Archives: Mobility Tools

Morse Fall Scale

Purpose: Identify individuals at risk for falls. Validation: In the original study (Morse 1989) sensitivity was 78% and specificity 83% In a validation study (Eagle 1999) the Morse Fall Scale had a sensitivity of 72% and a specificity of 51%. … Continue reading

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HABAM (Hierarchical Assessment of Balance and Mobility)

Purpose: Display changes in balance and mobility graphically in the acute hospital setting. Rationale: Several tools are available to measure balance and mobility, but have been developed in community, outpatient, or nursing-home settings and may not be useful in the … Continue reading

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