The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) is a relatively new balance assessment tool. Recently, the Mini-BESTest and the Brief-BESTest, which are shortened versions of the BESTest, have been developed.


To estimate interrater and intrarater-interoccasion reliability, internal consistency, concurrent and convergent validity, and floor/ceiling effects of the three BESTests, and other related measures, namely, Berg balance scale (BBS), Functional Gait Assessment (FGA), and Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) among patients with TKA.


The three BESTests have good reliability and validity for evaluating balance in people with TKA. The Brief BESTest is least time-consuming and may be more useful clinically.

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Chan AC et al. Assessing Balance Function in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty. Phys Ther. 2015 Apr 16. Article sous presse.

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