Balance screening tests

Balance screening tests for people with COPD

Man with walker

We are assessing three short balance screening tests to see which one is the best at predicting your risk of a future fall. If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a 1.5-hour assessment session during which we will assess your balance and lower body strength and have you fill out questionnaires about your balance confidence and symptoms. You will then be asked to report any falls that you have over the following year using pre-addressed, pre-paid fall diary postcards. If you have COPD and have had at least one fall in the last year, have noticed changes in your balance or are worried about falling, this study is for you! 

If you are interested in participating or learning more about this study, please contact Cindy Ellerton at 416-243-3600 ext. 2653 or