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Objective and subjective measures reflect different aspects of balance in multiple sclerosis

Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT; Jessie Huisinga, PhD

This article evaluates the relationships between objective and subjective measures of balance in people with multiple sclerosis. Specifically, the study assessed the relationships between sway when standing still (measured by dynamic posturography) and the participants– perception of their balance confidence and ability to prevent falls (measured by questionnaires). The study found a significant but incomplete relationship between these two types of balance measures. This suggests that when people with multiple sclerosis, including veterans, have balance problems, both objective physical measures and subjective questionnaires should be used for a more complete assessment.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.02.0042

Volume 50 Number 10, 2013
   Pages 1401 — 1410


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Cameron MH, Huisinga J. Objective and subjective measures reflect different aspects of balance in multiple sclerosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(10):1401–10.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.02.0042
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