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Development of the Modified Four Square Step Test and its reliability and validity in people with stroke

Margaret A. Roos, PT, PhD, et al.

Many Veterans will experience a stroke with resultant balance deficits, namely problems with obstacle avoidance and moving within a time constraint, which will cause them to be at increased risk for falling. The Modified Four Square Step Test was designed to test these difficult tasks. In this research project, individuals with stroke were timed as they stepped clockwise and counterclockwise over tape placed crosswise on the floor. The Modified Four Square Step Test was shown to be a reliable and valid measure of dynamic balance in people with stroke. This easily administered outcome measure will assist clinicians with early identification of dynamic balance deficits.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0112

Volume 53 Number 3, 2016
   Pages 403 — 412


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Roos MA, Reisman DS, Hicks GE, Rose W, Rudolph KS. Development of the Modified Four Square Step Test and its reliability and validity in people with stroke. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(3):403–12.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0112
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