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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-76

Translation and Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale for use in Maharashtra


1 MPTh, Department of Neurophysiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India
2 Prof. & HOD, Department of Neurophysiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
U R Sahu
Department of Neurophysiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Introduction: This study aimed to translate and culturally adapt the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC-M) Scale for use in Maharashtra, India and to assess its usability on elderly. The ABC Scale is a 16-item questionnaire. Each item is rated from 0% (no confidence) to 100% (complete confidence). Elderly respondents are asked to rate their confidence that they will lose their balance or become unsteady in the course of daily activities. Method: The methodological procedure of translation and cultural adaptation by WHO was followed: Forward translation, expert panel back-translation, pre-testing and cognitive interviewing, and final version Results: The process of translation and cultural adaptation was considered adequate. The procedure resulted in simple grammatical modifications for the items and 20 subjects were examined for the pre-test. Conclusions: The study resulted in successful translation and adaptation of the ABC scale in Marathi (ABC-M).


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