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      Alex Turcios


      Is favorable outcome >95 or >75?

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      Alex Turcios

      Also, for 3rd exam, a question about fall risk for minibest test. explanation says less then 23 is fall risk. But it does not specify the population. So is fall risk for mini best test dependent on population or should it just be considered less then 23?

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      Hi Alex,

      For the Barthel Index, both of these values are associated with a favorable outcome with different levels of sensitivity and specificity:
      >95 (sensitivity 85.6%; specificity 91.7%)
      >90 (sensitivity 90.7%; specificity 88.1%)
      >75 (sensitivity 95.7%; specificity, 88.5%)

      Mini-BESTest scores of less than 22 or 23 (depending on the study you look at) are associated with increased risk of falling in Parkinson’s disease. There is one study that found scores less than 17.5 were associated with a history of falling in the stroke population.

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