Short Physical Performance Battery

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The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is a series of tests used to evaluate lower extremity function and mobility in older people. It was developed using data from a large population-based epidemiologic study of older persons.[1]

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  1. SPPB Guide [Internet]. 2018 [cited 14th September 2020]. Available from:
  2. UCSF Division of Geriatrics. Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Available from:[last accessed 14/09/20]
  3. DrJackGuralnik. SPPB tips by Dr. Jack Guralnik. Available from:[last accessed 14/09/20]