Reproducibility of a comprehensive postural control assessment for children with cerebral palsy

Takeaway

  • The Kids Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) is excellent at discriminating postural control abilities of school-aged children with cerebral palsy whereas the short-form Kids-Mini-BESTest has poorer reproducibility.

Why this matters

  • The Kids-BESTest is the first assessment to evaluate all systems contributing to postural control in children with cerebral palsy and warrants future research in both children and other clinical populations to investigate its responsiveness in intervention trials.