Identification of Balance Deficits in People with Parkinson Disease; is the Sensory Organization Test Enough?
Author(s): Gera G, Freeman DL, Blackinton MT, Horak FB and King LGera G, Freeman DL, Blackinton MT, Horak FB and King L
Background and Purpose: Balance deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease can affect any of the multiple systems encompassing balance control. Thus, identification of the specific deficit is crucial in customizing balance rehabilitation. The sensory organization test, a test of sensory integration for balance control, is sometimes used in isolation to identify balance deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease. More recently, the Mini-Balance Evaluations Systems Test, a clinical scale that tests multiple domains of balance control, has begun to be used to assess balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The purpose of our study was to compare the use of Sensory Organization Test and Mini-Balance Evaluations Systems Test in identifying balance deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease. Methods:.. View More»