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Reliability of the Japanese version of the Berg balance scale.

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Title: Reliability of the Japanese version of the Berg balance scale.
Authors: Matsushima, Masaaki Browse this author
Yabe, Ichiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Uwatoko, Hisashi Browse this author
Shirai, Sinichi Browse this author
Hirotani, Makoto Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sasaki, Hidenao Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Berg balance scale
balance disturbance
intraclass correlation coefficient
Cronbach's α coefficient
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: 日本内科学会
Journal Title: Internal medicine
Volume: 53
Issue: 15
Start Page: 1621
End Page: 1624
Publisher DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2662
PMID: 25088873
Abstract: Objective: The Japanese translation of the Berg balance scale (BBS) has previously been published; however, its reliability has not yet been validated. This study aimed to evaluate its reliability. Methods: Patients took the BBS test three times; two neurologists monitored the results. The intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and Cronbach's alpha (α) coefficients were calculated, and the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability were determined. Patients: Thirty-three patients with balance disturbance were recruited. Results: The study participants included 15 men and 18 women with a mean age of 62.8 years (SD, 14.8). For the total BBS score, the inter-rater ICC and Cronbach's α coefficient were 0.9337 and 0.9493, respectively, while the intra-rater ICC and Cronbach's α coefficient were 0.9772 and 0.9416, respectively. Most items had a relatively high ICC. The Cronbach's α coefficients were more than 0.9 for all items. Conclusion: The Japanese version of the BBS was found to have a high inter-rater and intra-rater reliability and internal consistency.
Rights: 著作権は、日本内科学会に帰属します
Type: article (author version)
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Submitter: 松島 理明

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