Berg Balance Scale

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Berg Bal·ance Scale

(BBS) (bĕrg bal'ăns skāl)
An assessment of balance to determine risk of falling in older and neurologically impaired patients; comprises 14 tasks that are rated from 0 (cannot perform) to 4 (normal performance) for a total of 56 points.
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Usefulness of the Berg Balance Scale to predict falls in the elderly.
Downs S, Marquez J, Chiarelli P (2013) The Berg Balance Scale has high intra-and inter- rater reliability but absolute reliability varies across the scale: a systematic review.
Age- and genderrelated test performance in community-dwelling elderly people: Six-Minute Walk Test, Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up & Go Test, and gait speeds.
The Berg Balance Scale is a performance-oriented measure of balance.
Abbreviations: +LR = positive likelihood ratio, ABC = Activities-Specific Balance Confidence scale, AUC = area under the curve, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, CI = confidence interval.
The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was originally developed for the assessment of postural control, and is widely used in many fields of the rehabilitation (18).
A physical therapist administered the evaluation scales which consisted of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), Activites-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale and Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life (MusiQoL) questionnaire.
only balance related outcomes reported BBS = Berg Balance Scale, BBA = Brunel Balance Assessment, FR = Functional Reach (sitting and standing), ST = Step Test, TST = Timed Stair Test, 1MWT = 1 minute walk test, 10MWT = 10 metre walk test, TUG = Timed Up and Go, TUGcog = Timed Up and Go with secondary cognitive task, 30CST = 30second Chair Stand Test, ABC = Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale, MDRT = Multi-Directional Reach Test, COP = centre of pressure, SLS = single leg stand, LOS = Limits of Stability, SD = standard deviation, E= experimental group, C= control group
Additional assessments included Timed Get Up and Go (Podsiadlo & Richardson, 1991), Perdue Pegboard (Tiffin & Asher, 1948), the Berg Balance Scale (Cole, Finch, Gowland, & Nayo, 1994), and the Functional Status Questionnaire (Jette et al.