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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Validity of the Sock Test for Sitting Balance: A Functional Sitting Balance Assessment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Validity of the Sock Test for Sitting Balance: A Functional Sitting Balance Assessment
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500069. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP401D
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500069. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP401D
Abstract

Date Presented 04/07/19

This paper summarizes the results of a study of the discriminant and concurrent validity of a functional sitting balance assessment tool, the Sock Test for Sitting Balance. This instrument was designed by OTs for use in the acute-care setting. Results of the study confirms the tool’s discriminant validity, advances concurrent validity, and includes normative data. Results of the study are interpreted through the lens of balance theory and the theory of Occupational Adaptation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Ingrid Franc

Contributing Authors: Mary Baxter