Frailty in Older Adults
● Frailty is a health condition that effects increasing numbers of the population past the age of 65
● The modified Physical Performance Test (mPPT) is a test that assesses multiple dimensions of physical function with different levels of difficulty. It has been shown to assess frailty in an older adult population.
● Due to health care barriers, it may be advantageous to assess individuals via telehealth.
● It is critical to determine the concurrent validity of telehealth delivery of mPPT with that of a clinical setting to determine if it can increase access to care
Duran, Sara; Yeadon, Jessica; Bingham, Forest; McPherson, Kordell; Grant, Elyse; Ball, Jaime; and Stutzenberger, Lyndsay, "Telehealth Assessment of Frailty in Community Dwelling Older Adults using the Modified Physical Performance Test (Poster)" (2022). Faculty Publications - College of Physical Therapy. 133.