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Table 6 Comparison of mean scores on balance tests between baseline and 4-week follow-up visit for participants with baseline BBS scores < 46 (n = 32).

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 38.0 (17–45) 42.5 (13–56) 4.5 .001
Single leg standing (R) 2.4 (0–14) 6.6 (0–48) 4.3 .015
Single leg standing (L) 1.7 (0–5) 3.9 (0–30) 2.2 .035
ABC Scale 67.2 (23–99) 72.8 (25–100) 5.6 .016
  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 = 31; one patient did not perform this test at the follow-up due to an acute episode of dizziness.