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Summary

What it measures:

  • This summary measures balance and contains information on use of this test in patients or clients with spinal cord injuries and is recommended for use with people with an acute (<2 months), subacute (2-6 months), and chronic (>6 months) injury and recommended for use with people with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS) C/D classification. For people with AIS A/B classification, use is reasonable, but there is limited research.
  • The test assesses performance on 14 different tasks involving functional balance control, including transfer, turning, and stepping.

Target Population:

People with spinal cord injury (SCI)


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Test & Measure

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