Journal article

Score Distributions of the Balance Outcome Measure for Elder Rehabilitation (BOOMER) in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Vertebral Fracture

Zachary M Brown, Jenna C Gibbs, Jonathan D Adachi, Maureen C Ashe, Keith D Hill, David L Kendler, Aliya Khan, Alexandra Papaioannou, Sadhana Prasad, John D Wark, Lora M Giangregorio

Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the Balance Outcome Measure for Elder Rehabilitation (BOOMER) in community-dwelling women 65 years and older with vertebral fracture and to describe score distributions and potential ceiling and floor effects. METHODS: This was a secondary data analysis of baseline data from the Build Better Bones with Exercise randomized controlled trial using the BOOMER. A total of 141 women with osteoporosis and radiographically confirmed vertebral fracture were included. Concurrent validity and internal consistency were assessed in comparison to the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Normality and ceiling/floor effects of total BOOMER scores and compo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The research was funded by a CIHR operating grant (MOP: 123445). Dr Giangregorio received funding from an Ontario Ministry of Health Research and Innovation-Early Researcher Award, CIHR New Investigator Award, and Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Dr Ashe acknowledges the support of the Canada Research Chairs program. Dr Gibbs received funding from a CIHR Fellowship Award. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. We certify that no party having a direct interest in the results of the research supporting this article has or will confer a benefit on us or on any organization with which we are associated and, if applicable, we certify that all financial and material support for this research (eg, NIH or NHS grants) and work are clearly identified in the title page of the article.