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Reliability of the Japanese version of the Berg balance scale.
|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|
|intraclass correlation coefficient|
|Cronbach's α coefficient|
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Journal Title: ||Internal medicine|
|Start Page: ||1621|
|End Page: ||1624|
|Publisher DOI: ||10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2662|
|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.|
|Type: ||article (author version)|
|Appears in Collections:||医学院・医学研究院 (Graduate School of Medicine / Faculty of Medicine) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)|
Submitter: 松島 理明