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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
The Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&M-T) in Older Adults
Saniye Aydogan Arslan1,Meral Sertel1,Cevher Savcun Demirci2,Elif Sakizli Erdal1,Birsen Muci3
1Kırıkkale University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Kırıkkale, Turkey
2Balıkesir University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Balıkesir, Turkey
3Gazi Universitesi, Clinics of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1156 Purpose: The aim of our study is to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CB&M-T) on older adults of Turkish population.

Methods: The study included 145 older adults. Test-retest reliability, internal consistency was used for reliability. Berg Balance Scale was used to test the concurrent validity of the CB&M-T. The ceiling and floor effect were calculated for content validity. To measure the test-retest reliability, the older adults were assessed again with CB&M-T one week after the first assessment. ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic) analysis was performed determine the cut-off scores and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated.

Results: Very high relationship was found between the 1st and 2nd evaluation total CB&M-T score. Cronbach"s alpha coefficient was excellent. There were no floor and ceiling effects. High correlations were found between CB&M-T and BBS. The optimum cut-off value is calculated as 38.5 points. AUC value of 0.90 is found to be highly acceptable for individuals at fall risk.

Conclusion: This study indicates that the Turkish version of the CB&M-T scale is a reliable and valid balance and mobility scale that can be used in the rehabilitation of older adults with a high functional level. According to these results, Turkish clinicians have been brought a new scale that can be used in clinics We think that older adults with high functional levels will bring a new perspective to the literature to evaluate the fall risk, balance and mobility and to plan rehabilitation programs. Keywords : Mobility, older adults, postural balance, reliability, validity