How much change is true change? The minimum detectable change of the Berg Balance Scale in elderly people.

  title={How much change is true change? The minimum detectable change of the Berg Balance Scale in elderly people.},
  author={Declan Donoghue and Emma K. Stokes},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={41 5},
OBJECTIVE To determine the minimum detectable change at 95% confidence for the Berg Balance Scale in a group of elderly people, undergoing physiotherapy rehabilitation. DESIGN Multi-centre, test-retest design. SUBJECTS Cross-sectional sample of convenience of people over 65 years (n = 118) without a previous history of stroke, Parkinson's disease or recent hip arthroplasty. RATERS: Physiotherapists working with elderly people, drawn from the Physiotherapy Research into Older People group… 

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