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Biol Res Nurs. 2000 Apr;1(4):321-31.

Defining and measuring balance in adults.

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Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

The ability to maintain balance is often taken for granted, yet it is the foundation for mobility and overall functional independence throughout the life span. The purpose of this article is to define balance, review the components of balance, and describe common instruments used to measure balance. Clinical screening instruments, functional performance tests, and technological measures of balance are reviewed addressing their uses, strengths, and limitations.

PMID:
11232210
DOI:
10.1177/109980040000100408
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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