Assessments and Surveys

General Health Assessments

UCLA Loneliness Scale: Designed to measure one’s subjective feelings of loneliness as well as feelings of social isolation.

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is a tool that provides a snapshot of your overall health. This is a living document that needs to be updated, so please update your HRA often to help improve your health scores.

State of Readiness is a tool to gauge your overall readiness to implement change. This is a living document so update it frequently.

Wellness Survey (SF36) is a 36-item, individual-reported survey that measures basic overall health status.

Balance Assessments

30 Second Chair Stand is designed to test leg strength/endurance and involves recording the number of stands a person can complete in 30 seconds. It also can help to indicate if an individual is at risk of falling.

4 Stage Balance is designed to assess static balance and indicate if an individual is at risk of falling. There are four progressively more challenging positions. The individual should not use an assistive device (cane or walker) and keep their eyes open. If the person can hold a position for 10 seconds without moving his/her feet or needing support, go on to the next position. If not, stop the test.

Timed Up and Go test uses the time that a person takes to rise from a chair, walk three meters, turn around, walk back to the chair, and sit down. During the test, the person is expected to wear their regular footwear and use any mobility aids that they would normally require. The TUG is used frequently in the elderly population, as it is easy to administer and can generally be completed by most older adults.