Berg Balance Scale (BBS) for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
What it measures:
People with multiple sclerosis (MS)
Professional Association Recommendations:
- Highly recommended in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient practice settings.
- Recommended for EDSS 0.0-7.5; rating of 3 for Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) levels 0.0–7.5 reflects lack of responsiveness data in MS.
- Not recommended for EDSS 8.0-9.5.
For more about the recommendations for use of outcome measures in clinical practice, education, and research that were made by the Multiple Sclerosis Task Force of APTA’s Neurology Section:
Potter K, Cohen ET, Allen DD, Bennett SE, et al. Outcome Measures for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: Recommendations From the American Physical Therapy Association Neurology Section Task Force. Phys Ther. 2013 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print]. Free Article. | PubMed Abstract.
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