A study to find out the inter – rater and intra – rater reliability of Brunel balance assessment scale in assessment of functional balance of post stroke patients: An observational study
Dafda Renuka H
Background: Stroke or brain attack is a sudden loss of neurological function caused by an interruption of the blood flow to the brain. The Brunel Balance Assessment (BBA) scale is designed to assess functional balance in post stroke patients. Objective: to find out the inter- rater and intra- rater reliability of Brunel Balance Assessment scale in post-stroke patients. Method: The patients were assessed using BBA scale by two rater for inter rater reliability and by same rater at different time for test retest reliability. Outcome Measures: Brunel Balance Assessment scale. Results: Intra rater and inter rater reliability of Brunel Balance Assessment scale were assessed by ICC. ICC for intra rater reliability i. 907 with p < 0.01 and for inter rater reliability ICC =. 923 with p < 0.01. Conclusion: BBA scale is reliable to use in stroke subjects.