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Psychometric properties of the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale in persons 0-14 days and 3 months post stroke
Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9760-3785
Family Medicine Research Centre, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6768-5740
2012 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 34, no 14, p. 1186-1191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: To test the internal consistency and validity of a Swedish translation of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) 0-14 days and 3 months post stroke.

Method: 37 persons were tested at 0-14 days (median 5 days) post stroke and 31 were retested 3 months later (median 87 days). In addition to the ABC, the Functional Ambulation Categories, modified Rivermead Mobility Index, timed up and go test, 10-meter timed walk, SF-36 and the 12-item Walking Scale were used.

Results: The internal consistency was high at α = 0.94 to 0.97. Kendall correlation-τ coefficients were moderate and varied somewhat depending on time poststroke. At 0-14 days post stroke the highest correlation was found between the ABC and the 12-item Walking Scale (-0.55, p < 0.01). At 3 months poststroke, the correlations with the Functional Ambulation Categories was 0.49 (p < 0.01), timed up and go test -0.43 (p < 0.01), 10-meter timed walk -0.41 (p < 0.01), and modified Rivermead Mobility Index 0.46 (p < 0.01). Divergent validity was established by the non-significant correlation (0.12) between the ABC and SF-36 mental component summary.

Conclusions: The Swedish version of ABC has high internal consistency and is valid for measuring balance confidence in the acute and sub acute phases of stroke

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London, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 34, no 14, p. 1186-1191
Keywords [en]
Stroke, activities-specific balance scale, convergenty validity, internal consistency
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Medical and Health Sciences Physiotherapy
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Rehabilitation Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32205DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2011.637604ISI: 000304136400005PubMedID: 22148983Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84861309339OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32205DiVA, id: diva2:660871
Available from: 2013-10-31 Created: 2013-10-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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