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abstract

  • Objective

    This study aimed to quantitatively and objectively evaluate the balance impairment in patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) using a new evaluation tool for balance and to assess its role in comprehensive balance assessment.

    Design

    Retrospective pilot study.

    Setting

    Rehabilitation hospital.

    Participants

    14 patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury.

    Interventions

    None.

    Outcome measures

    We retrospectively compared and analyzed the results of 14 patients with motor incomplete SCI who underwent various balance assessments, including the FRA510S test, using correlation.

    Results

    The agreement between the FRA510S and existing balance assessment was confirmed through Bland-Altman plots; moreover, high degree of agreement was observed in Berg Balance Scale in the eye closed state and in Five Times Sit-to-Stand Test in the eye open state.

    Conclusions

    It was confirmed that the FRA510S equipment provides quantitative values for balance function. Balance assessment using the FRA510S, along with neurological, electrophysiological, and clinical tests, may provide comprehensive additional information related to falls and gait rehabilitation in patients with SCI.

author list (cited authors)

  • Craig, B. N., Parker, T. F., Wang, Q., & LarraƱaga, M. D.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021 11:11 AM