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Fukuda and Babinski-Weil tests: Within-subject variability and test-retest reliability in nondisabled adults

Nicole Paquet, PhD, et al.

Dizziness is a frequent, debilitating symptom in older adults and is associated with a high risk of falls. Ear, nose, and throat doctors and physiotherapists assess inner ear function with clinical tests in which patients step on the spot or walk forward and backward with their eyes closed. The question is whether these tests distinguish truly dizzy patients from healthy, nondisabled individuals. The study revealed that many nondisabled participants had abnormal test results. In addition, the nondisabled participants’ performances were unstable from trial to trial. These results may help clinicians better understand the limitations of these clinical tests.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.09.0206

Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
   Pages 1013 — 1022


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Paquet N, Taillon-Hobson A, Lajoie Y. Fukuda and Babinski-Weil tests: Within-subject variability and test-retest reliability in nondisabled adults. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(6):1013–22.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.09.0206
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