Use of the Berg Balance Scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study.

@article{Muir2008UseOT,
  title={Use of the Berg Balance Scale for predicting multiple falls in community-dwelling elderly people: a prospective study.},
  author={Susan W Muir Muir and Katherine W Berg and Bert M. Chesworth and Mark Speechley},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          449-59
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Falls are a significant public health concern for older adults; early identification of people at high risk for falling facilitates the provision of rehabilitation treatment to reduce future fall risk. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to examine the predictive validity of the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) for 3 types of outcomes-any fall (> or =1 fall), multiple falls (> or =2 falls), and injurious falls-by use of sensitivity, specificity, receiver operating… CONTINUE READING

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