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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Performance on the Balance Error Scoring System decreases after fatigue.
Balance recovers within 20 minutes after exertion as measured by the balance error scoring system.
Postural control of all participants was measured using the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS).
2007, "On-Field Testing Environment and Balance Error Scoring System Performance during Preseason Screening of Healthy Collegiate Baseball Players", J Athl Train, 42(4), 446-51.
2003, "Repeat Administration Elicits a Practice Effect with the Balance Error Scoring System But Not with the Standardized Assessment of Concussion in High School Athletes", J Athl Train, 38, 51-56.