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koomesh 2018, 20(3): 497-502 Back to browse issues page
Test-retest reliability of home-screening falling test for people with Parkinson's disease
Behnaz Behnam , Majid Mirmohammadkhani , Fatemeh Daneshjooei , Masoumeh Esmaeilpour , Mina Sadat Mirsoja *
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Introduction: One of the common problems of people with Parkinson's disease is the lack of adequate balance in daily routines. Therefore, this study addressed the reliability of the test-retest of home-screening falling test for people with Parkinson's disease.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of Parkinson's patients eligible for inclusion in the study that were selected using a simple non-probabilistic method. Participants were assessed twice by using a “home-screening falling test “in regard to keeping the balance in their daily routines. The reliability of the tool was assessed by internal consistency of the tool using Cronbach's alpha (based on the first stage questionnaire) and also the calculation of the intra-group correlation coefficient by a test-retest (one week interval). Also, for each instrument item, the Kappa coefficient was used to show the agreement rate between two tests and retest tests.
Results: In this study, 30 patients with Parkinson's disease were evaluated. In this account, based on the first stage evaluation, Cronbach's alpha was estimated to be 0.85 (P <0.001). Also, according to the results obtained from the two tests and retest evaluations, the correlation coefficient was 0.75 (P <0.001).The range of estimated Kappa agreement statistics for each item was between 0.23 to 0.86 (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The present study showed that home-screening tool and most of its items have a good reliability for measuring the balance of Parkinson's patients in the activity and can therefore be used as a tool for assessing the condition, treatment and modification. Patient’s home and also patient’s with Parkinson's referring to the rehabilitation centers with the goal of improving balance and preventing falls
Keywords: Test Retest Reliability, Accidental Falls, Parkinson Disease.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/01/26 | Accepted: 2018/03/11 | Published: 2018/06/22
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Behnam B, Mirmohammadkhani M, Daneshjooei F, Esmaeilpour M, Mirsoja M S. Test-retest reliability of home-screening falling test for people with Parkinson's disease. koomesh. 2018; 20 (3) :497-502
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