# Tinetti Calculator

## Tinetti Calculator

Enter any 3 values to calculate the missing variable

How to assess someone’s risk of falling? The **Tinetti Calculator** is a helpful tool designed to measure balance and gait to determine the risk of falls. Enter specific values into the calculator to find the Tinetti Balance Assessment Score (TBAS).

## How to Use ?

To use the Tinetti Calculator is straightforward. Here’s how:

**Balance Score (0-16)**: Enter the balance score, which ranges from 0 to 16.**Gait Score (0-12)**: Enter the gait score, which ranges from 0 to 12.**Total Number of Falls in the Past Year**: Enter the number of falls the individual has had in the past year.**Risk Factor for Falls**: Enter “1” if the number of falls is greater than 2, otherwise enter “0”.**Tinetti Balance Assessment Score (TBAS)**: The calculator will compute this score based on the values entered.

**Example Values**

**Balance Score**:`14`

**Gait Score**:`10`

**Total Number of Falls**:`3`

**Risk Factor**:`1`

### What is the Tinetti?

The **Tinetti** is an assessment tool used to determine an individual’s risk of falling. It evaluates both balance and gait to provide a comprehensive score.

### Formula

To calculate the TBAS, use the following formula:

$\text{TBAS}=\text{Balance Score}+\text{GaitScore}-(\text{RiskFactor}\times \text{TotalNumberofFalls})$

**Variables**

Variable | Description |
---|---|

Balance Score | The score for balance, ranging from 0 to 16 |

Gait Score | The score for gait, ranging from 0 to 12 |

Total Number of Falls | The number of falls in the past year |

Risk Factor | 1 if falls > 2, otherwise 0 |

Tinetti Balance Assessment Score (TBAS) | The calculated score from the formula |

## Calculation Examples

### Example 1:

**Balance Score**:`15`

**Gait Score**:`10`

**Total Number of Falls**:`1`

**Risk Factor**:`0`

**Calculation Steps**:

**1. Compute the Risk Factor**:

**2. Calculate TBAS**:

**3. Result**:

### Example 2:

**Balance Score**:`12`

**Gait Score**:`8`

**Total Number of Falls**:`4`

**Risk Factor**:`1`

**Calculation Steps**:

**1. Compute the Risk Factor**:

**2. Calculate TBAS**:

**3. Result**:

### Final Words

I hope our Tinetti Calculator helped you for assessing fall risk by evaluating balance and gait. Use above guide to effectively measure and interpret the TBAS for better fall prevention strategies.