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Table 5 Comparison of mean scores on balance tests between baseline and 4-week follow-up visit for all participants (n = 94).

From: Assessment of balance and risk for falls in a sample of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older

Measure Pre-test Post-test Mean difference Significance
Berg Balance Scale1 47.1 (17–56) 48.8 (13–56) 1.7 .001
Single leg standing (R) 13.1 (0–109) 18.6 (0–149) 5.5 .009
Single leg standing (L) 9.9 (0–138) 12.6 (0–120) 2.8 .147
ABC Scale 80.5 (23–100) 82.3 (25–100) 2.1 .034
  1. Means were compared using a paired samples t-test. For all tests, a higher score indicates better function.
  2. 1 For the Berg Balance Scale, n = 93; one patient did not perform this test at the follow-up due to an acute episode of dizziness.