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Validity and Reliability of Gujarati Version of Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) Scale

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)

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Page : 894-897

Keywords : Validity; Testretest reliability; Balance; Older adults; Gujarati version of FAB;

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One of the leading health concerns for the eldery people is falling which is related to health problem and often hampers independency. Fullerton test is mainly intended to identify highly active older adults who are at increased risk to experience fall. Test uses both dynamic and static balance under different situations to identify balance deficits in elderly. The aim of the study was to findout test retest reliability & face validity ofGujarati version ofFAB. A total of 50 elderly individuals were participated in this study (F=32, M=18). The "forward-Backward" procedure was applied for translation. Content validity was calculated by agreement of experts. Test-retest reliability of FAB was calculated by comparing test scores in 1st and 2ndevaluation (at 24 hrs of interval). Test-retest reliability of scale was assessed by ICC (.973), suggests excellent reliability andInternal consistency was assessed by using Cronbach's alpha (.985) for 1st and (.981) for the 2nd. Pearson test was use to analyzed the validity of the FAB. Pearson Correlation Coefficient (0.973). This study concluded that the Gujarati version of FAB is reliable and valid tool for measuring balance in Gujarati elderly population.

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