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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sup][6] Other commonly used scales include CMT neuropathy score,[sup][12] CMT Pediatric Scale,[sup][13] overall neuropathy limitation scale (ONLS),[sup][14] functional disability scale (FDS),[sup][15] and Berg Balance Scale (BBS).
For this, were applied to groups of Amputees and NOT Amputees the Adapted Romberg test, Berg Balance Scale and Tinetti Gait.
Scores of berg balance scale suggested a remarkable improvement in dynamic balance between tasks oriented balance training group and traditional balance training group.
The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA), a 10-item gait test developed for patients with balance deficits was used to clinically assess the gait capacity and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) to assess balance.
The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was used to determine the risk of falls during a series of predetermined tasks.
The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is considered the gold standard for balance assessment but requires a significant amount of time to complete 14 tasks to generate a performance-based measure of balance and should not be used alone for categorizing fall risk.
Berg Balance Scale Resultados (2010) (BBS); 14 activities qualitativos: Todos of daily living ; participantes do grupo Tinetti's Falls Wii Fit relataram como Efficacy Scale; Falls sendo uma pratica Efficacy Scale (FES- agradavel e aceitavel; I); Attitudes to 77% relataram que Falls-Related participariam de um Interventions Scale programa de exercicios (AFRIS); Wii Fit Age semelhante de fossem scores.
Abbreviations: 6MWT = 6-minute walk test, 10 MWT = 10-meter walk test, AV = angular velocity, BBS = Berg Balance Scale, BMI = body mass index, FAC = Functional Ambulation Category, FIM = Functional Independence Measure, KT = Kinesio[R] Tape, MAS = Modified Ashworth Scale, PT = peak torque, RMI = Rivermead Mobility Index, SCT = Stair-Climbing Test, SS-QLS = Stroke-Specific Quality of Life Scale, TUG = Timed "Up and Go" test.
The Berg balance scale showed an improvement in dynamic balance of 42.
These include the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I), the Tinetti Balance Assessment Tool, and the Multi-Directional Reach Test (MDRT) (Blum & Korner-Bitensky, 2008; Delbaere et al.
The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was originally developed as a clinical balance measure specific for older adults (Berg et al 1989).