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- Minimal Clinically Important Difference of Berg Balance Scale in People With Multiple SclerosisArchives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 100Issue 6
- PreviewWe have read the article of Gervasoni et al,1 “Minimal Clinically Important Difference of Berg Balance Scale in People With Multiple Sclerosis,” with great interest and hope. This study is important for the field of neurological rehabilitation, due to determined minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the Berg Balance Scale, which is commonly used in patients with multiple sclerosis. While we value the reported clinical results, we are concerned by the unclear methods section.