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Validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the activities-specific balance confidence scale in people with chronic stroke
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Örebro University Hospital.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6768-5740
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Örebro University Hospital.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9760-3785
2013 (English)In: Physiotherapy Canada, ISSN 0300-0508, E-ISSN 1708-8313, Vol. 65, no 2, p. 141-147Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale in people> 1 year after stroke.

Method: In a multi-centre study design, using initial cross-sectional data collection with follow-up, the timed up-and-go (TUG) test, 10 m timed walk (10TW), and 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) were performed; ABC scale and Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) were completed; and falls history data were collected during one session. One week later, the ABC scale was sent to participants for a second rating. Spearman correlation coefficients were calculated, and reliability was assessed via the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and Cronbach alpha.

Results: A convenience sample of 67 people was included (mean age 68 y). The median score for the ABC scale changed from 57 at the first rating to 43 at the second; 19 participants 28%) reported falls during the previous 3 months. Scores on the ABC scale were moderately correlated with the TUG (r¼0.48), 10TW (r¼0.52), 6MWT (r¼ 0.45), and SF-36 physical component summary score (r¼0.43). Internal consistency was high for the ABC scale at test and retest (a¼ 0.95–0.97). The ICC was 0.82 (95% CI, 0.72–0.88).

Conclusions: The Swedish version of the ABC scale is a valid and reliable measure for investigating balance confidence in people >1 year after stroke.

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University of Toronto Press, 2013. Vol. 65, no 2, p. 141-147
Keywords [en]
postural balance, ; self-efficacy; stroke; validation studies; walking
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27247DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2011-54ISI: 000319851100007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84877122796OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-27247DiVA, id: diva2:602552
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Research Committee, Orebro County Council 

Available from: 2013-02-01 Created: 2013-02-01 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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