Balance Error Scoring System


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Balance Error Scoring System

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BESS

A modification of the Romberg test that assesses a patient’s ability to maintain postural stability following traumatic brain injury. The test is performed in two stages. The first is performed on a solid surface; the second is performed on a soft surface such as thick foam. Points are deducted for “errors” (loss of balance or sway) during testing. Pre-injury test results are compared to post-injury test results to determine the magnitude of impairment following injury.
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Repeat administration elicits a practice effect with the balance error scoring system but not with the standardized assessment of concussion in high school athletes.
Performance on the Balance Error Scoring System decreases after fatigue.
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If a patient's balance is impaired, or the clinician decides that it might not be safe or necessary to test balance on the foam mat, then normative reference values for the Modified Balance Error Scoring System (M-BESS; first 3 stances on hard surface) can be used [32,33].
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