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The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is an objective assessment tool for evaluating lower extremity functioning in older persons. It was developed by the National Institute on Aging and is available for use without permission or royalty fees.
It is important that the SPPB be administered in a standardized manner. The videos available here, originally on a CD and now available on youtube, will provide this training. They offer background information on objective physical performance measures, how to administer the assessments, scoring of the SPPB and safety tips.
For someone new to the SPPB it would be ideal to watch all the videos in this set. Individual videos can also be watched separately. Here is the site on youtube:
Scoring sheets that can be used to perform the SPPB can be downloaded, below. Please note that now the best way to administer the battery is to use the smart phone app that can be accessed under that section.
Thanks to Dr. Hadar Gilad for preparing the videos for youtube.