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Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA)
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*This Assessment is Copyrighted by the Clinical Toolbox for Geriatric Care and was reprinted with permission from Mary E. Tinetti, M.D.*

Classification
Supplemental: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Short Description of Instrument

The Performance-Oriented Mobility Assessment (POMA) is a quantitative assessment of balance and gait that can be performed at the bedside in about 5 minutes.

Scoring

The examiner assesses the participant on several manuveurs and rates each one according to the scale provided with the Assessment.

References

Tinetti ME. Performance-oriented assessment of mobility problems in elderly patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1986 Feb;34(2):119-26.