1. Millan-Calenti, Jose C. MD, PhD
  2. Nunez-Naveira, Laura PhD
  3. Lorenzo-Lopez, Laura PhD
  4. Rodriguez-Villamil, Jose L. MD, PhD
  5. Munoz-Mendoza, Carmen L. PhD
  6. Cabanero-Martinez, M. Jose PhD
  7. Cabrero-Garcia, Julio PhD
  8. Maseda, Ana PhD


Background: Ageing is associated with sensory and physical declines and falling risk.


Objective: To determine the association between 3 performance-based mobility tests and fall history.


Methods: Fifty participants' mobility was assessed by Timed Up and Go (TUG) and 4- and 6-m walking tests (WT).


Results: The TUG performance correlated with 4- and 6-m WT performance, and performance on 4-m WT positively correlated with 6-m WT. Only TUG performance showed a strong relationship to fall history.


Conclusions: Performance tests could indicate the presence of fall history in the institutionalized older adults; the TUG being the most suitable compared with other common WT.