Each test is of the SPPB is marked during data collection. The durations of these marked sections are determined and scored based on the SPPB score tool which can be found here.


The SPPB has been shown to be predictive of risk of disability among the community-dwelling patients [1], patient mortality, the need for admission to a nursing home and reliance on health care among the general older population, as well as continued decline in ADLs and the development of disability [2].