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Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 27/02/2018

Background The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) measures various aspects of postural control, but little data exist in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this study was ...

Falls screening and assessment tools used in acute mental health settings: a review of policies in England and Wales

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/05/2016

Objectives There is an urgent need to improve the care of older people at risk of falls or who experience falls in mental health settings. The aims of this study were to evaluate the individual falls ...

Reliability and validity of the L test in participants with chronic stroke

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 01/06/2015

Objective Many clinical mobility tests have been used for individuals who have suffered a stroke; however, the ceiling effect has been identified as a limitation for relatively high functioning ...

Preliminary evidence for the features of non-reducible discogenic low back pain: survey of an international physiotherapy expert panel with the Delphi technique

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2013

Objectives The lumbar intervertebral disc is a known source of low back pain (LBP). Various clinical features of discogenic pain have been proposed, but none have been validated. Several subgroups of ...

The 6-minute walk test in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: validity, reliability and responsiveness—a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 16/11/2012

Background The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a common outcome measurement in cardiac rehabilitation. However, a search of the literature found no established guidelines for use of the 6MWT in cardiac ...

Measurement properties of a hand-held inclinometer during straight leg raise neurodynamic testing

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 15/06/2012

Objectives The most common lower quarter neurodynamic test is the straight leg raise (SLR) test. Quantification of limb motion during SLR testing should utilize reliable and valid measurement tools that ...

Measurement properties of the pressure biofeedback unit in the evaluation of transversus abdominis muscle activity: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Background Measurements from pressure biofeedback units (PBUs) can be used to evaluate the activity of the transversus abdominis (TrA) muscle indirectly. These measurements can classify patients or ...

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