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M Aguilar-Rodríguez, L Peña-Pachés, C Grao-Castellote, F Torralba-Collados, D Hervás-Marín, M Giner-Pascual
STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional validation study. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to adapt and validate a self-report version of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM III) for the Spanish population. METHODS: A cross-cultural adaptation of the self-report version of the SCIM III for the Spanish population was performed on the basis of international guidelines. A total of 100 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) were recruited...
June 2015: Spinal Cord
Maria Jose Zarco-Periñan, María J Barrera-Chacón, Inmaculada García-Obrero, Juan Bosco Mendez-Ferrer, Luis Eduardo Alarcon, Carmen Echevarria-Ruiz de Vargas
PURPOSE: To provide a translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) version III for Spain and to validate the Spanish version of the SCIM III (eSCIM III). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Development of eSCIM III has involved translation, back-translation and assessment of cultural equivalence procedures. eSCIM version III, was administered to 64 patients with spinal cord injury, admitted to our hospital. Investigation of the psychometric characteristics included: (1) study of the inter-rater reliability, (2) internal consistency (Cronbach's α), (3) validation and confirmation of the correlation between eSCIM III and Functional Independence Measure (FIM), and (4) sensitivity to change...
2014: Disability and Rehabilitation
M Imhoff, A Webb, A Goldschmidt et al.
Health informatics is the development and assessment of methods and systems for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of patient data with the help of knowledge from scientific research. This definition implies that health informatics is not tied to the application of computers but more generally to the entire management of information in healthcare. The focus is the patient and the process of care. The apparent information overload and the imperfection of medical decision making motivate the use of information systems for medical decision support...
January 2001: Intensive Care Medicine
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