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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Many tests or scales are available to evaluate gait and balance or even predict falls, such as the Berg Balance Test (BBS), Tinetti test, and functional reach test.[9],[10],[11] Among these tests, the TUG test is very useful and convenient.[12],[13],[14],[15] The TUG test can be used as a simple measure of balance that is comparable to the BBS, based on the moderate significant correlation between these tests.
Use of the berg balance test to predict falls in elderly persons.
Berg balance test, time up and go and functional reach test were used before and after 06 weeks of treatment (4 days / week).
Keywords: Berg Balance Test, Balance, Falls, Virtual reality, Wii fit plus.
For the Berg Balance Test participants perform fourteen simple daily tasks, such as getting up from a chair and pick up a object on the ground.
The results of the study are presented in Table 2, indicating the average angle related to the balance of individuals by applying the adapted test Romberg Tinetti Gait and Berg Balance Test.
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.
THORBHR, L.D, NEWTON, R.D., 1995, Use the berg balance test to predict falls in elderly persons.
Comparison of continuous parameters (e.g., Geriatric Depression Scale score (4,30), Mini-Mental Status Exam (7), Tinetti Gait & Balance Test, Berg Balance Test) across fall group were made using an independent t-test.
Data collected per standard fall prevention clinic protocol included a self-reported history and performance tests (Tinetti Gait & Balance and Berg Balance tests).
Bogle-Thorbahn L and Newron R (1996): Use of the Berg Balance test to predict falls in elderly persons.