Mihara H, kondo S, Murata A,
et al. A new performance test for cervical myelopathy: the triangle
step test. Spine 2010;35(1):32-35.
step test is a new performance test proposed by Mihara et al. for
evaluating lower extremity motor function in cervical myelopathy
Structure / Content
triangular board measuring 30 cm on each side is used for the test (see
figure below). 3 stepping points were marked at each apex. The board is
placed in front of a subject sitting on a chair and the subject is
instructed to use their foot to step on each mark one after another as
quickly as possible. The number of steps in 10 seconds is counted and
recorded for each foot. The number of missed steps is not included in
the total number of steps.
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