Repositório Institucional da Universidade de Aveiro > Lab3R - Laboratório de Investigação e Reabilitação Respiratória > Lab3R - Artigos >
 Validity and Relative Ability of 4 Balance Tests to Identify Fall Status of Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22153

title: Validity and Relative Ability of 4 Balance Tests to Identify Fall Status of Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
authors: Marques, Alda
Silva, Alexandre
Oliveira, Ana
Cruz, Joana
Machado, Ana
Jácome, Cristina
keywords: Balance
Type 2 diabetes
Older people
issue date: 1-Oct-2017
publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
abstract: The Berg Balance Scale (BBS), the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), the Mini-BESTest, and the Brief-BESTest are useful tests to assess balance; however, their clinimetric properties have not been studied well in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study compared the validity and relative ability of the BBS, BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest to identify fall status in older adults with T2D. METHODS: This study involved a cross-sectional design. Sixty-six older adults with T2D (75 ± 7.6 years) were included and asked to report the number of falls during the previous 12 months and to complete the Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale. The BBS and the BESTest were administered, and the Mini-BESTest and Brief-BESTest scores were computed based on the BESTest performance. Receiver operating characteristics were used to assess the ability of each balance test to differentiate between participants with and without a history of falls. RESULTS: The 4 balance tests were able to identify fall status (areas under the curve = 0.74-0.76), with similar sensitivity (60%-67%) and specificity (71%-76%). CONCLUSIONS: The 4 balance tests were able to differentiate between older adults with T2D with and without a history of falls. As the BBS and the BESTest require longer application time, the Brief-BESTest may be an appropriate choice to use in clinical practice to detect fall risk.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/22153
ISSN: 1539-8412
publisher version/DOI: https://doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000109
source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
appears in collectionsLab3R - Artigos

files in this item

file description sizeformat
2017_Marques_Validity of Balance Tests in Diabetes.pdf777.85 kBAdobe PDFview/open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! RCAAP OpenAIRE DeGóis
ria-repositorio@ua.pt - Copyright ©   Universidade de Aveiro - RIA Statistics - Powered by MIT's DSpace software, Version 1.6.2