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The Reliability and Validity of the Functional Reach Test in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

2019-12-10 01:21:04 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Loss of limits of stability ability is one of the major components of balance dysfunction in MS. The functional reach test is quick and clinically available tool for assessing limits of stability but reliability and validity of this test has not yet been systematically examined in people with Multiple Sclerosis.The aim of the study is to investigate reliability and validity of the functional reach test in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Description

At baseline, the functional reach test, limits of stability test by using Biodex Balance System, Berg Balance Scale, four step square test, and timed up and go test was applied to the patients with Multiple Sclerosis. The functional reach test was repeated after seven days from the first application to evaluate its reliability.

Study Design

Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis

Intervention

Functional Reach Test

Location

Fatih Söke
Ankara
Turkey
06560

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Gazi University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-10T01:21:04-0500

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