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Reliability, validity and refernce values for the Functional Balance Test for Geriatric patients (FBG)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
2012 (English)In: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, ISSN 0270-3181, E-ISSN 1541-3152, Vol. 30, no 3, 177-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to establish the inter-rater reliability of the Functional Balance test for Geriatric patients (FBG) and concurrent validity between the FBG and the Berg balance scale, and to present reference values for the FBG. Patients (n = 22) aged between 66 and 87 years with varying diagnoses and elderly subjects without balance problems (n = 145) were assessed. The inter-rater reliability, calculated with intraclass correlation (ICC2.1) for FBG total was 0.99. Cohen's kappa coefficient (κ) varied between 0.83 and 0.94 for the four items in the FBG. The correlation between the total scores for FBG and the Berg balance scale, calculated with Spearman's rank correlation coefficient (rs) had a correlation of 0.96. The reference value for FBG total was 24 for men and woman aged 65–69 years, 23 for men and woman aged 70–79 years, 22 for men 80 years and older, and 21 for woman 80 years or older.

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2012. Vol. 30, no 3, 177-188 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-191449DOI: 10.3109/02703181.2012.705955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-191449DiVA: diva2:585717
Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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