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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
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Articles last updated: March 2020