Berg balance test

Berg balance test

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A 14–item evaluation of physical activities, including; sit-to-stand, reaching, turning, and single leg stance. The activities are assessed on a 5–point scale (0 to 4). This test has been shown to be highly predictive of patient falls.
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Participants are divided into risk groups for falls based on Dynamic Gait Index and Berg Balance Test scores.
In 2010 and 2011, all of the 45 older adults participating in the program achieved some reduction in fall risk as measured by improvements in the Berg Balance Test, Dynamic Gait Index, and the Personal Wellness Profile.
Bogle-Thorbahn L and Newron R (1996): Use of the Berg Balance test to predict falls in elderly persons.