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Research Article

Comparing the Mini-BESTest with the Berg Balance Scale to Evaluate Balance Disorders in Parkinson's Disease

Table 2

The Berg and Mini-BESTest individual items ranked from most difficult to least based on the % of participants with PD who did not have normal scores. Difficulty with the test was determined if the participant did not receive a perfect score.

Berg test itemPercentage (% with difficulty)Mini-BESTest itemPercentage (% with difficulty)System (Mini-BEST)

Turning to look behind70.1Rise to toes86.6Anticipatory
Standing with one foot in front42.3Single leg81.4Anticipatory
Reaching forward with outstretched arms40.2TUG w/Cog54.6Gait
Standing on one foot39.2Pivot turn51.5Gait
Turn 360 degrees30.9Eyes Closed/foam46.4Sensory
Placing alternate foot on stool27.8Obstacle during Gait46.4Gait
Standing to sitting11.3Turn head with gait41.2Gait
Retrieving object from the floor9.3Incline eyes closed33Sensory
Sitting to standing5.2Backwards recovery29.9Postural
Standing with feet together4.1Lateral recovery29.9Postural
Transfers4.1Change pace gait13.4Gait
Standing with eyes closed3.1Forward recovery13.4Postural
Standing unsupported3.1Sit to stand6.2Anticipatory
Sitting unsupported0Eyes open stance2.1Sensory

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