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Papers: 12 Nov 2022 - 18 Nov 2022

Human Studies


Front Med (Lausanne)


Can the balance evaluation systems test be used to identify system-specific postural control impairments in older adults with chronic neck pain?


Madsalae T, Thongprong T, Chinkulprasert C, Boonsinsukh R
Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:1012880.
PMID: 36388898.


Older adults with chronic neck pain (CNP) demonstrate impaired postural control. The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) is used to assess systems underlying postural control impairments, but its use in CNP has not been reported. This study assessed whether the BESTest can identify postural control impairments in CNP as well as the level of BESTest item difficulty by Rasch analysis.