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Table 1 Subjects’ characteristics reported as mean values ± SD

From: Discriminant validity and test re-test reproducibility of a gait assessment in patients with vestibular dysfunction

  Healthy Patients
(n = 27) (n = 35)
Female 13 14
Male 14 21
Age; years (SD) 44 (13) 59 (18)
Age range; years 25/70 18/86
Weight; kg (SD) 63 (21) 74 (15)
Height; cm (SD) 160 (47) 169 (9)
Score Funtional Gait Analyses SD)a - 22 (6)
FGA range - 3/30
- Bilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction score - 14
- Unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction - 9
- Central vestibular dysfunction - 6
- Morbus Menière - 5
- vestibular migraine - 1
  1. aA cutoff score of 22/30 on the FGA provides optimum validity for classifying fall risk in older adults at risk for falling and in predicting unexplained falls in community-dwelling older adults. The FGA appears to predict falls in community-dwelling older adults better than the currently recommended clinical tools (e.g. Berg Balance Scale and the Timed Up and Go Test). This 22 from 30-possible-points cutoff score may be used as indicator for falls in elderly patients with vestibular dysfunctions [57]
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