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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

Berg Balance Scale

Purpose : Healthcare provider administered assessment to determine a person’s balance abilities


Admin time :  20 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : Healthcare provider


Content : 14 item list with each item consisting of a five-point ordinal scale ranging from 0 to 4, with 0 indicating the lowest level of function and 4 the highest level of function.

It does not include the assessment of gait


Author : Berg K., 1989,1992

Copyright : Public Domain

Berg Balance Scale

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Berg Balance Scale - online


This Tool is used in the assessment of Falls

 of the Elderly

Back To : Falls

geriatric syndromes

Falls is one of 4 conditions identified as  

Geriatric Syndromes

Back To : Geriatric Syndromes

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