Common questions

What does the mini best test assess?

What does the mini best test assess?

Background. The Mini-BESTest is a clinical balance test that has shown a high sensitivity in detecting balance impairments in elderly with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

How is the mini best test scored?

The Mini-BESTest should be scored out of 28 points to include 14 items that are scored from 0 to 2. For Item 3 (single-leg stance) and Item 6 (compensatory lateral stepping), when compiling total score, use only the worse score.

What is the modified Ctsib?

This test is designed to assess how well an older adult is using sensory inputs when one or more sensory systems are compromised. In condition one, all sensory systems (i.e., vision, somatosensory, and vestibular) are available for maintaining balance.

What is a bad tug score?

Performance of the TUG is rated on a scale from 1 to 5 where 1 indicates “normal function” and 5 indicates “severely abnormal function” according to the observer’s perception of the individual’s risk of falling (Podsiadlo & Richardson, 1991).

How is Ctsib scored?

Normative data for the CTSIB were determined by El-Kashlan et al, 1998, using 69 healthy adults aged 20-79 years. Normative scores are listed below, maximum score is 180, 30 seconds for each condition. Scores of < 180 are recommended for ages 20-49 even though the 5% is 176.5.

How accurate is the mini-Bestest at predicting fall risk?

This cutoff score is in the same range as the prospective study, which reported the cutoff score of the Mini-BESTest as 17.5 for predicting fall risk in patients with stroke (64% sensitivity and 64.2% specificity). 40

How accurate is the mini-Bestest for identifying older adults with history of falls?

The suggested cutoff score on the Mini-BESTest for identifying older adult with history of falls is 16 out of 28, giving a sensitivity of 85% and a specificity of 75%. Using the suggested cutoff score gives the BESTest the highest posttest accuracy (85%) when compared with the BESTest (76%), the BBS (60%), and the TUG (65%).

How to predict fall risk in community-dwelling older adults?

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age The BESTest and the Mini-BESTest are good tools for predicting fall risk in the 6 months following an initial evaluation in community-dwelling Brazilian older adults.

What are the Bestest and the mini-best?

The BESTEST and the Mini-BEST are measures used by health care professionals to predict risk of falls and/or identify the components of the postural control system responsible for the occurrence of falls in different populations.