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CDE ID C14702
CDE Name Berg Balance Scale (BBS) – turn head scale
Variable Name BBSTrnHeadScale
Definition

The scale for assessment of turning to look behind over left and right shoulders while standing based on the Berg Balance Scale (or BBS), a clinical test of a person’s static and dynamic balance abilities.

Description

looks behind from both sides and weight shifts well;looks behind one side only other side shows less weight shift;turns sideways only but maintains balance;needs supervision when turning;needs assist to keep from losing balance or falling;

Instructions

Turn to look directly behind you over toward the left shoulder. Repeat to the right. (Examiner may pick an object to look at directly behind the subject to encourage a better twist turn.)

Input Restrictions Single Pre-Defined Value Selected
Permissible Values

4;3;2;1;0;

Question Text Turning to look behind over left and right shoulders while standing
Data Type Numeric values
Population Adult, Pediatric
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Domain Outcomes and End Points
SubDomain Trunk Control/Balance
CRF Module Berg Balance Scale (BBS)
Alias Aliases for variable name not defined
Classification Supplemental
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Previous Title Berg Balance Scale (BBS) – turn head scale
References

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

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Version Date 2013-06-11T00:00:00
Version Number 3