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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Comparing the Mini-BESTest with the Berg Balance Scale to Evaluate Balance Disorders in Parkinson's Disease.
Keywords: Balance assessment, Berg Balance Scale, Dynamic Posturography, Fall Risk Score, Functional Reach Test, Geriatrics, Pakistan, Timed Up and Go test.
Concurrent validity of the Berg Balance Scale and the Dynamic Gait Index in people with vestibular dysfunction.
[9.] Whitney S., Wrisley D., Furman J.: Concurrent validity of the Berg Balance Scale and the Dynamic Gait Index in people with vestibular dysfunction.
Test Mean [+ or -] Standard Deviation PASE LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES 29.94 [+ or -] 29.63 PASE HOUSE HOLD ACTIVITIES 84.55 [+ or -] 45.41 PASE WORK-RELATED ACTIVITIES 44.51 [+ or -] 58.86 PASE TOTAL SCORE 159 [+ or -] 77.88 BERG BALANCE SCALE 46.63 [+ or -] 1.72 Table 3: Test-retest reliability, range of ICC parameters of each item on 48 participants (PASE-I).
Natour, "Brazilian version of the Berg balance scale," Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, vol.
Tinetti and Berg balance scales correlate with disability in hereditary peripheral neuropathies: A preliminary study.
By Wilcoxon signed-rank test with Bonferroni correction, we observed significant changes in the Mezieres-treated group between T0 and T1 for VAS (p < .001, p = .004), RP-SF36 (p = .019), Berg Balance Scale (p = .004), trunk flexion test (p < .001), FGA (p < .001), SMWT (p = .002), MPAS (p < .001), and UPDRS Total (p < .001) (UPDRS Part I, p =< .001; Part II, p = .001; and Part III, p < .001).
The primary efficacy outcome was the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), which assesses balance impairments in older adults and is a good measure of static and dynamic stability [18].
used a MST program for 12 sessions over 4 weeks on a sample of people with incomplete spinal cord injury and found improvements in the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), 6MWT, and measures of spasticity [7].
2010), Berg balance scale and time get up and go test are used in PD diagnostic, but they are specific and can't quantify the patient's condition and quality of movements performed.