The goal of the Assessment Core is to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the assessment of balance in OAIC research studies. Balance is a complex process with multiple contributors and consequences. Researchers studying the causes, consequences and rehabilitation of balance disorders in older adults must use clinical assessment tools to define the sample, characterize factors that affect balance, and measure outcomes. In order to promote comparisons between studies and systematic consideration of important cofactors, investigators need access to well characterized assessment tools. Individual investigators may have expertise in some important domains but need advice and support to include others. The Assessment Core will provide access to assessment tools and protocols in relevant physical, psychological, social and medical domains through the creation of a Library of relevant materials. The Core will maintain and update the Library, provide advice and expertise about selection and interpretation of findings, and offer technical support and staff training for data collection.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30AG024827-03
Application #
7247195
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2006-06-01
Budget End
2007-05-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2006
Total Cost
$109,424
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Pittsburgh
Department
Type
DUNS #
004514360
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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