Reliability and Feasibility of Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&MS) in Elderly Population

Nagaraju, * and Maiya , Arun G and Manikandan, * (2013) Reliability and Feasibility of Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&MS) in Elderly Population. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy, 7 (1). pp. 131-135. ISSN 0973-5674

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Abstract

The objective was to determine the reliability and feasibility of Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&MS) as a screening instrument for identifying balance dysfunction in elderly population in an Indian situation. An observational study was conducted in community and old age homes residing elderly population, involving 33 elderly individuals aged 60 years and above, selected by convenience sampling method. CB&MS and Computerized Static Posturography measures were used for assessment. Intraclass Correlation Coefficient and spearman's correlation coefficient were used for analysis. Results showed high test-retest reliability (0.985) but no correlation with velocity moment measure of Computerized Static Posturography. Our findings demonstrated that CB&MS is reliable and feasible and hence could be applicable in the community for assessing balance and mobility of young old elderly population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Test-Retest Reliability; Balance; Challenging Tasks; Community Setting
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2013 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136656

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