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Test-Retest Reliability, Convergent Validity, and Internal Consistency of the Persian Version of Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale in Iranian Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Azar Sabet; Akram Azad; Ghorban Taghizadeh;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Sālmand (issn: 1735-806X, eissn: 1735-806X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
Abstract
Objectives: This study was performed to evaluate convergent validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the Persian translation of the Fullerton advanced balance (FAB) for use in Iranian community- dwelling older adults and improve the quality of their functional balance assessment. Methods & Materials: The original scale was translated with forward-backward protocol. In the next step, using convenience sampling and inclusion criteria, 88 functionally independent older adults were selected to participate in the study. Their mean (SD) age was 67.15(5.79) years. The Persian version of the scale was administered to each pa...
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free text keywords: Reliability, Validilty, Aged, Balance FAB scale, Geriatrics, RC952-954.6, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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