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CDE ID C14700
CDE Name Berg Balance Scale (BBS) – reach forward scale
Variable Name BBSReachFrwdScale
Definition

The scale for assessment of reaching forward with outstretched arm while standing based on the Berg Balance Scale (or BBS), a clinical test of a person’s static and dynamic balance abilities.

Description

can reach forward confidently 25 cm (10 inches);can reach forward 12 cm (5 inches);can reach forward 5 cm (2 inches);reaches forward but needs supervision;loses balance while trying/requires external support;

Instructions

Lift arm to 90 degrees. Stretch out your fingers and reach forward as far as you can. (Examiner places a ruler at the end of fingertips when arm is at 90 degrees. Fingers should not touch the ruler while reaching forward. The recorded measure is the distance forward that the fingers reach while the subject is in the most forward lean position. When possible, ask subject to use both arms when reaching to avoid rotation of the trunk.)

Input Restrictions Single Pre-Defined Value Selected
Permissible Values

4;3;2;1;0;

Question Text Reaching forward with outstretched arm 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
Copyright/Trademark
Previous Title Berg Balance Scale (BBS) – reach forward 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