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Table 3 Classification of outcome measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

From: A novel conceptual framework for balance training in Parkinson’s disease-study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  ICF
Instruments Domains Body functions Activity Participation
Laboratory tests  
- Electronic walkway* Temporal and spatial gait parameters during single/multi-tasking conditions X X  
- Mod-CTSIB Sensory integration X   
Clinical tests  
- Mini-BESTest Subdomains of balance performance X X  
- One-leg stance test Balance performance, standing on one leg   X  
- Modified figure of eight test Balance performance, walking in a figure of eight with reduced BoS   X  
Free-living assessment  
- Accelerometer Physical activity   X  
Questionnaires  
- FES-I Fear of falling   X  
- UPDRS ADL Activities of daily living   X  
- SF-36 Generic health-related QoL    X
- PDQ-39 PD-specific health-related QoL    X
  1. *GAITRite, CIR Systems Inc., Clifton, NJ, USA.
  2. BoS = base of support; PD = Parkinson’s disease; QoL = quality of life.
  3. FES-I = Fall Efficacy Scale International; Mini-BESTest = Mini Balance Evaluation Systems Test; Mod-CTSIB = Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance; PDQ-39 = Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire; SF-36 = 36-item Short-Form Health Survey; UPDRS ADL = the activities of daily living (ADL) section of the Unified. Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale, part II.