Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Correlation between Fullerton advanced balance scale and timed up and go test in community dwelling older adults
Author(s): Aishwarya Patil, Nupoor Kulkarni
Abstract: Falls can lead to physical injuries and those which are not resulting in physical injury can install a fear of falling in older adults. This can result in self-imposed limitation of activity and decreasing functional ability. So it is important to assess the risk of fall. Time up and go test assess fall risk and Fullerton advanced balance scale assess balance. This study was aimed to find if there exists any correlation in both the outcome measures. 102 participants were involved from the age group of 60-90 years. Both the scales were assessed on each individual for one time and the scores were further correlated. Data analysis was done using Pearson correlation test. This study proved that there is inverse correlation between Fullerton advanced balance scale and Time up and go test which is statistically significant. So it is concluded that balance is correlated to fall risk.