Czech version of the Mini-BESTest and recommendation for its clinical use

Authors: K. Michalčinová 1,2;  J. Jeníček 2;  V. Rogalewicz 2;  K. Jakovcová 2;  E. Kejhová 2;  A. Kuželková 1,3;  A. Slámová 2;  Y.angerová 2
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika rehabilitace a tělovýchovného, lékařství 2. LF UK a FN Motol, Praha 1;  Klinika rehabilitačního lékařství, 1. LF UK a VFN v Praze 2;  Zdravotně sociální fakulta Jihočeské, univerzity v Českých Budějovicích 3
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2022; 85(1): 49-58
Category: Original Paper
doi: 10.48095/cccsnn202249


Introduction: There are a number of balance assessment tools available in clinical neurological and rehabilitation practice, but their use in individual workplaces within the Czech Republic varies. One of the tests is The Mini-BESTest (the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test), which is clinically easy to perform, evaluates both the anticipatory and reactive postural components of stability, and has corresponding psychometric properties. Aim: The aim was to create an official Czech translation of the Mini-BESTest and propose recommendations for its clinical use in the assessment of balance in patients with chronic stroke. Methods: The official Czech version of the Mini-BESTest was created by means of back translation and verified by the author of the original test Fay B. Horak. Results and conclusion: The Czech version of the Mini-BESTest, including instructions for its administration, is now ready for routine use in the field of neurology and rehabilitation. The Mini-BESTest is a reliable and valid tool for assessing balance in patients with chronic stroke.


stroke – Postural control – balance – Mini-BESTest


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