Cog-y Balance Test: Validity and Reliability for Fall Prediction in Community Dwelling Elders

2021 Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development  
Years lived with disability (YLDs) by the end result of falls were 631 per 1 lakh population in India in 2010 and it is raising till date. The avoidance of fall among older is perhaps one of the prime public health question. Objective: Aim of our study is to assess the concurrent validity, inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of Cognitive-Y Balance Test (Cog-YBT). Methods: In this cross sectional study, 29 male and 27 female participants (64.77± 4.66 years) were recruited from the community
more » ... from the community area. Data collection for the Berg Balance scale (BBS), Cognitive Time Up and Go (Cog-TUG) and Cog-YBT were done for all. Cog-YBT data were taken by two different Data collector (Rater 1 and 2). Rater 1 have taken data for 2 time with adequate rest between two sessions. Results: Statistically significant (p < 0.05), though weak to moderate correlations were found for Cog-YBT to BBS and Cog-YBT to Cog-TUG comparison (spearman's correlation coefficient = 0.35 to.0404). ICC score for intra-rater and inter-rater reliability was excellent for Cog-YBT (ICC >0.9). Conclusion: Though the reliability of cognitive Y Balance test is high in our context, the concurrent validity of this test is not adequate to use it as fall predictor measure in community dwelling elder yet.
doi:10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13821 fatcat:5ampi3zjhjhdlnvpqxue2vqt3i