Normative data for the balance error scoring system: implications for brain injury evaluations.

@article{Iverson2008NormativeDF,
  title={Normative data for the balance error scoring system: implications for brain injury evaluations.},
  author={Grant L. Iverson and Michelle L Kaarto and Michael Stephen Koehle},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Patients who sustain traumatic brain injuries can experience temporary or permanent deficits in static or dynamic balance. The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is a brief, easily-administered test of static balance that recently has been recommended for use with military personnel who do not recover rapidly from a mild traumatic brain injury. However, the test lacks normative reference values for healthy adults, which greatly limits its clinical usefulness. The purpose of… CONTINUE READING

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