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Original Papers

Horak, F. B., Wrisley, D. M., & Frank, J. (2009). The Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) to differentiate balance deficits. Physical Therapy, 89(5), 484–98. doi:10.2522/ptj.20080071

Franchignoni, F., Horak, F., Godi, M., Nardone, A., & Giordano, A. (2010). Using psychometric techniques to improve the Balance Evaluation Systems Test: the mini-BESTest. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine : Official Journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 42, 323–331. doi:10.2340/16501977-0537

King, L., & Horak, F. (2013). On the Mini-BESTest: Scoring and the Reporting of Total Scores. Physical Therapy93(4), 571–5. doi:10.2522/ptj.2013.93.4.571 (pub med link)  note: subscription to Physical Therapy Jounral required for login

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Duncan, R. P., Leddy, A. L., Cavanaugh, J. T., Dibble, L. E., Ellis, T. D., Ford, M. P., … Earhart, G. M. (2013). Comparative utility of the BESTest, mini-BESTest, and brief-BESTest for predicting falls in individuals with Parkinson disease: a cohort study. Physical Therapy, 93(4), 542–50. doi:10.2522/ptj.20120302 (pub med link) (ptjounral ink(pdf download)

Franchignoni, F., Godi, M., Guglielmetti, S., Nardone, A., & Giordano, A. (2015). Enhancing the usefulness of the Mini-BESTest for measuring dynamic balance: A Rasch validation study. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 51(4), 429-437. 

Godi, M., Franchignoni, F., Caligari, M., Giordano, A., Turcato, A., & Nardone, A. (2013). Comparison of Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the Mini- BESTest and Berg Balance Scale in Patients With Balance Disorders. Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 93(2), 158-167. 

Mak, M. K. Y., & Auyeung, M. M. (2013). The mini-BESTest can predict Parkinsonian recurrent fallers: a 6-month prospective study.  Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine: Official Journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 45, 565–71. doi:10.2340/16501977-1144 (pub med link)

O’Hoski, S., Winship, B., Herridge, L., Agha, T., Brooks, D., Beauchamp, M. K., & Sibley, K. M. (2014). Increasing the Clinical Utility of the BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and BriefBESTest: Normative Values in Canadian Adults Who Are Healthy and Aged 50 Years and Over. Physical Therapy, 94(3), 334–42. doi:10.2522/ptj.20130104 (ptjounral link) (pdf download)

Padgett, P. K., Jacobs, J. V, & Kasser, S. L. (2012). Is the BESTest at Its Best? A Suggested Brief Version Based on Interrater Reliability, Validity, Internal Consistency, and Theoretical Construct. Physical Therapy, 92(9), 1197–207. doi:10.2522/ptj.20120056 (ptjournal link) (pdf download)