Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale


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Related to Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale: Berg Balance Scale, Falls Efficacy Scale

Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale

Abbreviation: ABC
A 16-item instrument designed to measure a patient’s perceived level of confidence in performing common ADLs without losing balance and falling. The patient ranks his confidence to complete each item from 0% (no confidence) to 100% (complete confidence).
See also: scale
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As part of the study, the researchers conducted a survey from April 2008 to March 2009 at an outpatient rehabilitation program, utilizing the activities-specific balance confidence scale and dynamic gait index survey, both prior to therapy and at the conclusion of an eight-week course.
also found that balance confidence, measured by the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale (ABC), played a significant role in predicting prosthetic use, mobility, and participation in community and social activities [16].
Abbreviations: +LR = positive likelihood ratio, ABC = Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale, AUC = area under the curve, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, CI = confidence interval.

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