Berg K, Wood-Dauphinee S, Williams JI, Maki, B:
Measuring balance in the elderly: Validation of an instrument.
Can. J. Pub. Health, July/August supplement 2:S7-11, 1992

Berg K, Wood-Dauphinee S, Williams JI, Gayton D:
Measuring balance in the elderly: Preliminary development of an instrument.
Physiotherapy Canada, 41:304-311, 1989


I➜The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is a 14-item scale designed to measure balance of the older adult in a clinical setting. It was developed to measure balance among older people with impairment in balance function by assessing the performance of functional tasks. It is a valid instrument used for evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions and for quantitative descriptions of function in clinical practice and research.

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