Normative values

The normative values of the six measures are applied to form the patients' balance profile showing the patients' balance abilities within each of the six balance domains.

To acces the current normative values of the measures please click here.

If prefered, the STABLE balance profile can alternatively be produced by applying the online calculater.

 

How to produce the STABLE balance profile manually applying the normative values

 

1) Compute the scores

The scores of the six measures which are applied for the patients' balance profile are computed as follows:

aSTS: The time to complete six sit-to-stand-to-sit cycles (one trial) 

rReach: The longest distance reached divided with the height of the patient 

TAT: The fastest of the two trials 

rFSST: The fastest of the two trials

TRIB: The sum of all subtests (each best of three trials) divided with 120

cTUG: "Dual-task TUG time" minus "TUG time" 

 

2) Plot the scores relative to the normative values

To produce the patients' balance profile plot the score of each measure in the respective row in relative position to the normative values. 

 

Please notice that the normative values provided are temporary results based on 303 primary elderly individuals  with balance impairment or dizziness (mean age 79.5 years, 63.0% have fallen within 6 month before assessment).

We are currently undertaken studies to define precise normative values for various age groups.

skema norm STABLE


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