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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927310/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-scandinavian-version-of-the-caregiver-priorities-and-child-health-index-of-life-with-disabilities
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Katina Pettersson, Kari Marte Bjerke, Reidun Jahnsen, John Öhrvik, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
PURPOSE: To examine test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Scandinavian version of the caregiver priorities and child health index of life with disabilities (CPCHILD) questionnaire for children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Families were recruited in Sweden and Norway and stratified according to the gross motor function classification system levels I-V for children born 2000-2011, mean age 7.9 (SD 3.2). Construct validity based on the first questionnaire (n = 106) was evaluated for known groups, using linear regression analysis...
September 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927308/validation-of-the-test-of-visual-perceptual-skills-third-edition-in-patients-with-stroke
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En-Chi Chiu, Min-Yuan Yu, Wen-Chi Wu, Chiung-Xia Chou, Jen-Wen Hung, Po-Chih Chen
PURPOSE: The Test of Visual Perceptual Skills-Third Edition (TVPS-3) with seven subscales has been used to assess visual perception in patients with stroke. The purpose of this study was to investigate ecological validity, convergent validity, and discriminative validity of the TVPS-3 in patients with stroke. METHODS: One hundred patients were assessed with the TVPS-3, two measures of activities of daily living, and two cognitive measures. To examine ecological validity, we calculated correlations (Pearson's r) among the TVPS-3 and two measures of activities of daily living...
September 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922988/erognomic-education-on-housework-for-women-with-upper-limb-repetitive-strain-injury-rsi-a-conceptual-representation-of-therapists-clinical-reasoning
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Therma W C Cheung, Lindy Clemson, Kate O' Loughlin, Russell Shuttleworth
BACKGROUND: Ergonomic education in housework that aims to facilitate behavior change is important for women with upper limb repetitive strain injury. Therapists usually conduct such programs based on implicit reasoning. Making this reasoning explicit is important in contributing to the profession's knowledge. AIM: To construct a conceptual representation of how occupational therapists make clinical decisions for such program. METHOD: Based on a constructivist-grounded theory methodology, data were collected through in-depth interviewing with 14 occupational therapists from a major hospital in Singapore...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922952/transitions-that-matter-life-course-differences-in-the-employment-of-adults-with-arthritis
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Arif Jetha, Julie Bowring, Sean Tucker, Catherine E Connelly, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Laurie Proulx, Monique A M Gignac
PURPOSE: To understand the similarities and differences in the employment participation of people living with arthritis across the life course. METHOD: Focus groups and interviews were conducted with young (ages 18-34 years, n = 7), middle-aged (ages 35-54 years, n = 13) and older adults (>55 years, n = 25) with arthritis. Participants were asked about the impact of arthritis on employment, experiences with health-related changes, career progression and social role involvement...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922947/timely-access-to-inpatient-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-qualitative-study-of-perceived-barriers-and-potential-solutions-in-ontario-canada
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Matthew J Meyer, Robert Teasell, Linda Kelloway, Samantha B Meyer, Deborah Willems, Christina O'Callaghan
PURPOSE: Stroke units have been established as best practice care, in part because they offer timely initiation of rehabilitation. Experts in Ontario, Canada recommend that eligible patients be transferred to inpatient rehabilitation (on average) by day 5 after ischemic stroke and day 7 after a hemorrhagic stroke. This study explores perceived barriers to implementation of these recommendations and potential solutions. METHOD: Exploratory focus groups were held with stakeholders from five geographically diverse regions across Ontario between September 2011 and January 2012...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911244/exploring-strategies-used-to-deliver-physical-activity-experiences-to-veterans-with-a-physical-disability
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Celina H Shirazipour, Alice B Aiken, Amy E Latimer-Cheung
PURPOSE: Physical activity is an important method of rehabilitation used to promote positive physical and psychosocial outcomes among military personnel, including Veterans, with a physical disability. However, minimal research has explored physical activity program implementation strategies, particularly how these strategies may foster positive rehabilitation outcomes, and quality participation experiences among Veterans post-injury. The purpose of the current study is to document strategies used to deliver physical activity programs to Veterans with a physical disability...
September 15, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911242/european-validation-of-the-comprehensive-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-core-set-for-osteoarthritis-from-the-perspective-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-or-hip
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Martin Weigl, Heike Wild
PURPOSE: To validate the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Comprehensive Core Set for Osteoarthritis from the patient perspective in Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter cross-sectional study involved 375 patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Trained health professionals completed the Comprehensive Core Set, and patients completed the Short-Form 36 questionnaire. Content validity was evaluated by calculating prevalences of impairments in body function and structures, limitations in activities and participation and environmental factors, which were either barriers or facilitators...
September 15, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903613/a-survey-to-explore-what-information-advice-and-support-community-dwelling-people-with-stroke-currently-receive-to-manage-instability-and-falls
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Eleanor Shovlin, Dorit Kunkel
PURPOSE: To describe and determine the benefits of the information and support services currently offered to people with stroke experiencing instability and falls. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study. Two hundred and fifty-six surveys were sent out to community stroke groups in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, as well as to people with stroke on a patient register. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-five surveys were returned. A total of 107 participants (86%) reported instability and 62 (50%) had experienced a fall in the preceding year; 29 (28%) had reportedly received information on falls prevention...
September 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903603/reconsideration-icf-scheme
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Yvonne F Heerkens, Marjolein de Weerd, Machteld Huber, Carin P M de Brouwer, Sabina van der Veen, Rom J M Perenboom, Coen H van Gool, Huib Ten Napel, Marja van Bon-Martens, Hillegonda A Stallinga, Nico L U van Meeteren
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September 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899202/a-serial-mediation-model-of-workplace-social-support-on-work-productivity-the-role-of-self-stigma-and-job-tenure-self-efficacy-in-people-with-severe-mental-disorders
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Patrizia Villotti, Marc Corbière, Carolyn S Dewa, Franco Fraccaroli, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, Sara Zaniboni, Tania Lecomte
PURPOSE: Compared to groups with other disabilities, people with a severe mental illness face the greatest stigma and barriers to employment opportunities. This study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between workplace social support and work productivity in people with severe mental illness working in Social Enterprises by taking into account the mediating role of self-stigma and job tenure self-efficacy. METHOD: A total of 170 individuals with a severe mental disorder employed in a Social Enterprise filled out questionnaires assessing personal and work-related variables at Phase-1 (baseline) and Phase-2 (6-month follow-up)...
September 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899201/cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validation-of-the-korean-version-of-the-identification-functional-ankle-instability-idfai
#11
Jupil Ko, Adam B Rosen, Cathleen N Brown
PURPOSE: To cross-culturally adapt the Identification Functional Ankle Instability for use with Korean-speaking participants. METHODS: The English version of the IdFAI was cross-culturally adapted into Korean based on the guidelines. The psychometric properties in the Korean version of the IdFAI were measured for test-retest reliability, internal consistency, criterion-related validity, discriminative validity, and measurement error 181 native Korean-speakers. RESULTS: Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC2,1) between the English and Korean versions of the IdFAI for test-retest reliability was 0...
September 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893102/imaging-and-imagining-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-uruguayans-draw-their-lungs
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Megan Wainwright
PURPOSE: This anthropological study investigated what people imagined chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to look like in their lungs, what may be influencing these images and how this imagery shapes embodiment. METHOD: Employing graphic elicitation, in one of multiple ethnographic interviews, participants were asked to draw their lungs: "If we could look inside your chest now, what would we see?" Lung drawings and accompanying narratives and fieldnotes from 14 participants were analyzed for themes and patterns...
September 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893097/factor-validation-and-rasch-analysis-of-the-individual-recovery-outcomes-counter
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Geoffrey L Dickens, Bridey Rudd, Nutmeg Hallett, Robin M Ion, Scott M Hardie
OBJECTIVE: The individual recovery outcomes counter is a 12-item personal recovery self-assessment tool for adults with mental health problems. Although widely used across Scotland, limited research into its psychometric properties has been conducted. We tested its' measurement properties to ascertain the suitability of the tool for continued use in its' present form. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anonymised data from the assessments of 1743 adults using mental health services in Scotland were subject to tests based on principles of Rasch measurement theory, principal components analysis and confirmatory factor analysis...
September 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891352/development-of-the-italian-version-of-the-trunk-impairment-scale-in-subjects-with-acute-and-chronic-stroke-cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-validity-and-responsiveness
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Marco Monticone, Emilia Ambrosini, Geert Verheyden, Flavia Brivio, Roberto Brunati, Luca Longoni, Gaia Mauri, Alessandro Molteni, Claudia Nava, Barbara Rocca, Simona Ferrante
PURPOSE: To cross-culturally adapt and psychometrically analyse the Italian version of the Trunk Impairment Scale on acute (cohort 1) and chronic stroke patients (cohort 2). METHODS: The Trunk Impairment Scale was culturally adapted in accordance with international standards. The psychometric testing included: internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha), inter- and intra-rater reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient; standard error of measurement and minimal detectable change), construct validity by comparing Trunk Impairment Scale score with Barthel Index, motor subscale of Functional Independence Measure, and Trunk Control Test (Pearson's correlation), and responsiveness (Effect Size, Effect Size with Guyatt approach, standardized response mean, and Receiver Operating Characteristics curves)...
September 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891345/comparison-of-the-sensitivity-to-change-of-the-functional-independence-measure-with-the-assessment-of-motor-and-process-skills-within-different-rehabilitation-populations
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Silvana X Choo, Paul Stratford, Julie Richardson, Jackie Bosch, Susan M Pettit, Barbara J Ansley, Jocelyn E Harris
PURPOSE: To determine whether there was a difference in the sensitivity to change of the subscales of the Functional Independence Measure and the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills within three different post-acute inpatient rehabilitation populations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective chart review of patients consecutively admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units, with both admission and discharge Functional Independence Measure and Assessment of Motor and Process Skills scores...
September 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891331/development-of-an-observational-measure-of-therapy-engagement-for-pediatric-rehabilitation
#16
Gillian King, Lisa A Chiarello, Laura Thompson, Matthew J W McLarnon, Eric Smart, Jenny Ziviani, Madhu Pinto
PURPOSE: The Pediatric Rehabilitation Intervention Measure of Engagement-Observation (PRIME-O) version was designed to capture signs of affective, cognitive and behavioral involvement for clients and service providers and in the client-provider interaction. METHODS: Phase 1 examined interrater consensus and construct validity of a pilot version, using observer ratings of engagement indicators made while viewing videos of therapy sessions differing in high and low engagement (Sample 1)...
September 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886676/validity-reliability-and-minimal-detectable-change-of-the-balance-evaluation-systems-test-bestest-mini-bestest-and-brief-bestest-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Cristina Jácome, Inês Flores, Filipa Martins, Conceição Castro, Charlotte C McPhee, Ellen Shepherd, Sara Demain, Daniela Figueiredo, Alda Marques
PURPOSE: This study determined the validity, test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change of the balance evaluation systems test (BESTest), mini-balance evaluation systems test (Mini-BESTest) and brief-balance evaluation systems test (Brief-BESTest) in patients with end-stage renal disease. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with 74 patients with end-stage renal disease (male 66.2%; 63.9 ± 15.1 years old) was conducted. Participants were asked to report the number of falls during the previous 12 months and to complete the activity-specific balance confidence (ABC) scale...
September 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877650/understanding-allied-health-practitioners-use-of-evidence-based-assessments-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-mixed-methods-study
#18
Bridget O'Connor, Claire Kerr, Nora Shields, Christine Imms
PURPOSE: Evidence-based assessments for children with cerebral palsy are not widely used by healthcare professionals in day-to-day practice. This study aimed to examine allied health practitioner experiences, perceptions, and use of assessments for children with cerebral palsy. METHOD: A mixed methods study was conducted in two rehabilitation organisations. Three focus group interviews explored therapists' assessment experiences with data analysed using interpretive description...
September 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868921/the-dual-task-effect-on-gait-in-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities-is-it-predictive-for-falls
#19
Alyt Oppewal, Thessa I M Hilgenkamp
PURPOSE: Falling is an important health issue in adults with intellectual disabilities. Their cognitive and motor limitations may result in difficulties with dual tasking (walking and talking), which increases fall risk. Therefore, we assessed the dual task effect on gait in adults with intellectual disabilities, if this dual task effect is predictive for falls, and if this is more predictive than regular walking. METHOD: Gait characteristics of 31 adults with intellectual disabilities without Down syndrome were assessed with the GAITRite at comfortable speed and during dual tasking (conversation)...
September 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853312/-unpacking-father-involvement-in-the-context-of-childhood-neurodisability-research-a-scoping-review
#20
Aline Bogossian, Gillian King, Lucyna M Lach, Melissa Currie, David Nicholas, Ted McNeill, Michael Saini
BACKGROUND: In the past thirty years, theoretical and empirical scholarship on father involvement has emerged and firmly established itself. Efforts to define, measure, and explore outcomes related to father involvement in the context of childhood neurodisability are evident but less well established. The purpose of this study was to systematically map empirical studies on father involvement in the context of childhood neurodisability in order to delineate the current state of research and to highlight profitable directions for future research...
August 30, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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