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Acronym
ABC

Description
The Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) is a self report measure that assesses an individual’s confidence in performing various ambulatory activities without falling. Patients rate their confidence in performing tasks on a scale that ranges from 0% to 100%. The ABC can be self-administered or administered via personal or telephone interview.

Area of assessment
Balance, Function/disability/performance.

Condition
Ent, Neurology, Rehabilitation.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Alghwiri, A. A. 2016 Both vestibular disorders Jordan
Saudi Arabia
82
Elboim–Gabyzon, M 2019 65 - 88 Both elderly people Israel
60

Acronym
DHI

Description
A self administered subjective measure developed to evaluate the self-perceived handicapping effects imposed by vestibular system disease with physical, emotional and functional subscales. (Jacobson and Newman 1990).

Area of assessment
Balance, Function/disability/performance.

Condition
Ent, Geriatric, Neurology, Rehabilitation.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Alsanosi, A. A. 2012 Both Vestibular disorders and healthy controls Saudi Arabia
100

Acronym
DGI

Description
A clinical tool to assess gait, balance and fall risk. It evaluates not only usual steady-state walking, but also walking during more challenging tasks. Intended for high fall risk populations such as elderly, stroke and vestibular disorders.

Area of assessment
Balance, Function/disability/performance, vestibular.

Condition
Geriatric, Neurology, Rehabilitation, Ent.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Alghwiri, A. A. 2014 41 - 88 Male patients with stroke Jordan
51

Acronym
BBS

Description
Measures balance among older people with impairment in balance function by assessing the performance of functional tasks. Objectively determines a patient's ability (or inability) to safely balance during a series of predetermined tasks.

Area of assessment
Balance, Function/disability/performance, vestibular.

Condition
Geriatric, Neurology, Orthopedic /rheumatology, Psychiatric, Rehabilitation, Ent.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Alghwiri, A. A. 2016 43 +/- 14 Both vestibular disorders Jordan
Saudi Arabia
82


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Articles last updated: March 2020