(redirected from functional gait assessment)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.


The process by which the financial worth of property is determined. The amount at which an item is valued. A demand by the board of directors of a corporation for the payment of any money that is still owed on the purchase of capital stock. The determination of the amount of damages to be awarded to a plaintiff who has been successful in a lawsuit. The ascertainment of the pro rata share of taxes to be paid by members of a group of taxpayers who have directly benefited from a particular common goal or project according to the benefit conferred upon the individual or his or her property. This is known as a special assessment. The listing and valuation of property for purposes of fixing a tax upon it for which its owner will be liable. The procedure by which the Internal Revenue Service, or other government department of taxation, declares that a taxpayer owes additional tax because, for example, the individual has understated personal gross income or has taken deductions to which he or she is not entitled. This process is also known as a deficiency assessment.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ASSESSMENT. The making out a list of property, and fixing its valuation or appraisement; it is also applied to making out a list of persons, and appraising their several occupations, chiefly with a view of taxing the said persons and their property.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Wrisley DM, Marchetti GF, Kuharsky DK, Whitney SL, 2004, Reliability, internal consistency, and validity of data obtained with the functional gait assessment. Phys Ther 84:906-918
Balance abilities were measured via the Berg Balance Scale (BERG) [17], the functional gait assessment (FGA) [18], and the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale [19].
MDS-UPDRS: Movement Disorder Society Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale; H&Y: Hoehn and Yahr stage; FOGQ: Freezing of Gait Questionnaire; GDS: Geriatric Depression Scale; PDQ-30: Parkinson Disease Questionnaire-39; FGA: Functional Gait Assessment; ABC: Activities and Balance Confidence Scale; BEL: Beliefs about control over one's exercise behavior; CONF: confidence about maintaining an exercise program; EFFIC: self-efficacy exercise scale; SELF: self-selected gait speed; FAST: fast-as-possible gait speed; DIFF: difference between FAST and SELF.

Full browser ?