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Aim: This study investigates if scores on the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) are affected when administered remotely. Materials & methods: Participants included 26 undergraduate students, aged 19-32 (mean: 21.85 ± 2.95). Each participant received the BESS test remotely and in person, and scores on each were compared. To minimize potential practice effects, participants were randomly assigned to two equal sized groups to take the BESS remotely first or in person first. Results: The mean difference between scores for the remote and in-person assessments was 0.711 (95% CI: 0.708–2.131). There was no significant difference between scores (p = 0.312) indicating the BESS maintains reliability when administered remotely. Conclusion: Administration of the BESS remotely was possible without any significant challenges.
Planchet, Joseph; Lynch, Camden; Mozzer, Pamella; and Seichepine, Daniel, "Reliability of the Balance Error Scoring System test is maintained during remote administration" (2023). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 565.