Development and validation of the Function In Sitting Test in adults with acute stroke.

@article{Gorman2010DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of the Function In Sitting Test in adults with acute stroke.},
  author={Sharon Lipsky Gorman and Sandra A. Radtka and Marsha E Melnick and Gary M. Abrams and Nancy Byl},
  journal={Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          150-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Research studies indicate that sitting balance ability is a substantial predictor of functional recovery after stroke. There are no gold standards for sitting balance assessment, and commonly used balance measures do not isolate sitting balance abilities. This study was designed to develop, pilot test, and analyze reliability and validity of a short test of functional sitting balance in patients following acute stroke. METHODS The Function In Sitting Test (FIST) was… CONTINUE READING
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