Global test (GT) is a general comprehensive test, research, trial, check.
Global tests are tentative screening tests for a certain area or the whole musculoskeletal system of a human body. Doing simple stereotyped movements (bending, squatting) in a certain plane or while passing a certain point in these tests is
provocative for emergence of a pain syndrome in a certain group of joints or indicating to the area which demands additional examination to define the type of affection of a joint (joints) and establish provisional rheumatologic (working) diagnosis.
General Examination of the BodyDiagnostic Purpose: To estimate height, mass of a body, length and size of a trunk and limbs, their ratio, form of a column and limbs.
To form the view about physical development, carriage, gait of a patient.
To pay attention to the usage by the sick of assistants of movement and support (a stick, crutches, a chair, relations or medical staff’s help)
Demand: examination is held in “anatomical position”. The body is vertical. Feet are joined across. Arms are dropped along the trunk, palms are outside.
Comment. This position is unusual for a person, but it is simple initial for making movements.
Demand: By turns the sick makes the roll on the toe for each foot from the position of the support on the heel and then leans on the tiptoes with the weight of his body.