Rating scale analysis of the Berg Balance Scale.

  title={Rating scale analysis of the Berg Balance Scale.},
  author={Diana L Kornetti and Stacy L. Fritz and Yi-Po Chiu and Kathye E. Light and Craig A Velozo},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={85 7},
OBJECTIVES To examine, using Rasch analysis, the rating scale performance of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and to describe the 45/56 cutoff score in functional terms. DESIGN Retrospective chart review of BBS scores. Rasch rating scale analysis was performed on these data. SETTING Outpatient Veterans Affairs medical center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred (99 men, 1 woman) community-dwelling veterans referred for balance deficits (age range, 64-88y). INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME… CONTINUE READING

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