This scale provides physiotherapists with a standardised validated scale for assessment of mobility in more frail elderly patients. The scale has good validityand inter-rater reliability.
The scale assesses 7 dimensions of functional performance. These include locomotion, balance and key position changes, all of which are intrinsic skills thatpermit the performance of complex activities of daily living. Total score is from a maximum of 20, higher scores indicating better performance.
|ELDERLY MOBILITY SCALE|
|Lying to sitting | |Gait| |
|2 Independent | |3 Independent (incl. use of sticks) | |
|1Needs help of 1 person | |2 Independent with frame | |
|0 Needs help of 2+ people| |1 Mobile with walking aid but erratic/ unsafe turning | |
| | |0 Requires physical assistance or constantsupervision | |
|Sitting to lying | |Timed walk | |
|2 Independent| |3 Under 15 seconds | |
|1 Needs help of 1 person | |2 16-30 seconds| |
|0 Needs help of 2+ people | |1 over 30 seconds | |