Read by QxMD icon Read


Per Bech
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Antonio Piolanti, Emanuela Offidani, Jenny Guidi, Sara Gostoli, Giovanni A Fava, Nicoletta Sonino
BACKGROUND: The Psychosocial Index (PSI) is a self-rating scale based on clinimetric principles that is simple to use in a busy clinical setting. It can be integrated by observer-rated clinical judgment, providing a first-line, comprehensive assessment of stress, well-being, distress, illness behavior, and quality of life. By calculation of scores, it can be used for conventional psychological measurements. Its clinical applications and clinimetric properties are reviewed. The present version of the PSI has been slightly revised...
October 15, 2016: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Maria Carmen Saucedo Figueredo, Juan Carlos Morilla Herrera, Roberto Ramos Gil, Maria Nieves Arjona Gómez, Felicisima García Dillana, Javier Martínez Blanco, Jose Miguel Morales Asencio
AIM: The aim of this study was to obtain a Spanish version of the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale version, to assess its reliability for use by medical staff and caregivers at residential care homes, to evaluate by confirmatory methods its construct validity. A further aim was to determine the criterion validity with respect to biochemical markers of malnutrition such as serum albumin, transferrin, cholesterol and lymphocytes, the body mass index and the mini nutritional assessment...
October 2016: Nurs Open
Jos Hendrikx, Marieke J de Jonge, Jaap Fransen, Wietske Kievit, Piet Lcm van Riel
Patient assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be useful in clinical practice, offering a patient-friendly, location independent, and a time-efficient and cost-efficient means of monitoring the disease. The objective of this study was to identify patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess disease activity in RA and to evaluate the measurement properties of these measures. Systematic literature searches were performed in the PubMed and EMBASE databases to identify articles reporting on clinimetric development or evaluation of PROM-based instruments to monitor disease activity in patients with RA...
2016: RMD Open
Manon At Bloemen, Tim Takken, Frank Jg Backx, Marleen Vos, Cas Ljj Kruitwagen, Janke F de Groot
OBJECTIVE: To determine content validity of the Muscle Power Sprint Test (MPST) and construct validity and reliability of the MPST, 10x5 Meter Sprint Test (10x5MST), slalom test and one stroke push test (1SPT) in wheelchair-using youth with spina bifida (SB). DESIGN: Clinimetric study SETTING: Rehabilitation centers, SB outpatient services, private practices PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 53 children (5-19 years, 32 boys / 21 girls) with SB who use a manual wheelchair...
September 12, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Minxuan Huang, Kitty S Chan, Jennifer M Zanni, Selina M Parry, Saint-Clair G B Neto, Jose A A Neto, Vinicius Z M da Silva, Michelle E Kho, Dale M Needham
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the internal consistency, validity, responsiveness, and minimal important difference of the Functional Status Score for the ICU, a physical function measure designed for the ICU. DESIGN: Clinimetric analysis. SETTINGS: Five international datasets from the United States, Australia, and Brazil. PATIENTS: Eight hundred nineteen ICU patients. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Clinimetric analyses were initially conducted separately for each data source and time point to examine generalizability of findings, with pooled analyses performed thereafter to increase power of analyses...
August 3, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Chiara Conti, Danilo Carrozzino, Chiara Patierno, Ester Vitacolonna, Mario Fulcheri
INTRODUCTION: Type D personality consists of a mixture of high levels of negative affectivity and social inhibition, resulting in a stable tendency to experience negative emotions, by inhibiting the expression of these emotions. We have reanalyzed the clinically relevant studies examining the role of this personality profile in diabetes, by providing a qualitative synthesis of the data. In this regard, the aim of this study is to provide a systematic review by evaluating the clinical link between Type D personality and diabetes...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Mike D Rinderknecht, Werner L Popp, Olivier Lambercy, Roger Gassert
Quantitative assessments of position sense are essential for the investigation of proprioception, as well as for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning for patients with somatosensory deficits. Despite the development and use of various paradigms and robotic tools, their clinimetric properties are often poorly evaluated and reported. A proper evaluation of the latter is essential to compare results between different studies and to identify the influence of possible confounds on outcome measures. The aim of the present study was to perform a comprehensive evaluation of a rapid robotic assessment of wrist proprioception using a passive gauge position matching task...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Henrik H Lauridsen, Lotte O'Neill, Alice Kongsted, Jan Hartvigsen
OBJECTIVE: To (1) translate and culturally adapt and (2) determine the clinimetric properties of the Danish 8-item Neck Disability Index (NDI-8) in primary sector patients (PSPs) and secondary sector patients (SSPs). METHODS: Analyses included 326 patients with neck pain. Validity and reliability were assessed using a cross-validation factor analytical design, hypothesis testing, internal consistency, measurement error, the smallest detectable change (SDC), and a generalizability study...
July 21, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
C M A van den Bosch, M E J L Hulscher, S Natsch, J Wille, J M Prins, S E Geerlings
The ability to monitor the appropriateness of hospital antibiotic use is a key element of an effective antibiotic stewardship program. A set of 11 generic quality indicators (QIs) was previously developed to assess the quality of antibiotic use in hospitalized adults treated for a bacterial infection. The primary aim of the current study was to assess the clinimetric properties of these QIs (nine process and two structure indicators) in daily clinical practice. In a cross-sectional point-prevalence survey, performed in 2011 and 2012, 1890 inpatients from 22 hospitals in the Netherlands treated with antibiotics for a suspected bacterial infection were included, and data were extracted from medical records...
July 16, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Álvaro Sánchez-Ferro, Morad Elshehabi, Catarina Godinho, Dina Salkovic, Markus A Hobert, Josefa Domingos, Janet Mt van Uem, Joaquim J Ferreira, Walter Maetzler
BACKGROUND: The past decade has witnessed a highly dynamic and growing expansion of novel methods aimed at improving the assessment of Parkinson's disease with technology (NAM-PD) in laboratory, clinical, and home environments. However, the current state of NAM-PD regarding their maturity, feasibility, and usefulness in assessing the main PD features has not been systematically evaluated. METHODS: A systematic review of articles published in the field from 2005 to 2015 was performed...
September 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Yasuhiro Watanabe, Emma Beeldman, Joost Raaphorst, Yuishin Izumi, Hiide Yoshino, Michihito Masuda, Naoki Atsuta, Satoru Ito, Tadashi Adachi, Yoshiki Adachi, Osamu Yokota, Masaya Oda, Ritsuko Hanashima, Mieko Ogino, Hiroo Ichikawa, Kazuko Hasegawa, Hideki Kimura, Toshio Shimizu, Ikuko Aiba, Hayato Yabe, Makoto Kanba, Kimiyoshi Kusumi, Tetsuya Aoki, Yu Hiroe, Hirohisa Watanabe, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Masahiro Nomoto, Gen Sobue, Kenji Nakashima
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) share common clinical, genetic and neuropathological features. Some ALS patients have behavioral/personality changes, which could result in significant obstacles in the care provided by family members and caregivers. An easy screening tool would contribute greatly to the evaluation of these symptoms. We translated the ALS-FTD-Questionnaire, developed in the Netherlands, into Japanese (ALS-FTD-Q-J) and examined the clinimetric properties (internal consistency, construct and clinical validity)...
August 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
David Beckwée, Marc Degelaen, Matthias Eggermont, Miguel Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Nina Lefeber, Peter Vaes, Ivan Bautmans, Eva Swinnen
INTRODUCTION: Subjects with knee osteoarthritis walk differently compared to healthy subjects. Managing these gait alterations has been proven effective for reducing pain and increasing function. The Stride Analyzer is a low cost gait analysis tool but its clinimetric properties have not been investigated yet in subjects with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the SA compared with the Gold standard (Vicon) in persons with knee OA...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Katherine O'Neill, Michael M Tunney, Elinor Johnston, Stephen Rowan, Damian G Downey, Jacqueline Rendall, Alastair Reid, Ian Bradbury, J Stuart Elborn, Judy M Bradley
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI) has good clinimetric properties and an acceptable feasibility profile as a surrogate endpoint in Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Although most studies to date have been in children, increasing numbers of adults with CF also have normal spirometry. Further study of LCI as an endpoint in CF adults is required. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the clinimetric properties of LCI over the complete age range of people with CF. METHODS: Clinically stable adults and children with CF and age matched healthy controls were recruited...
July 6, 2016: Chest
Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Danilo Carrozzino, Daniela Marchetti, Kate Andreasson, Mario Fulcheri, Per Bech
BACKGROUND: Mental pain, defined as a subjective experience characterized by perception of strong negative feelings and changes in the self and its function, is no less real than other types of grief. Mental pain has been considered to be a distinct entity from depression. We have performed a systematic review analyzing the relationship between mental pain and suicide by providing a qualitative data synthesis of the studies. METHODS: We have conducted, in accordance with PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search for the literature in PubMed, Web Of Science, and Scopus...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Peter Wayne New, Grant David Scroggie, Cylie Michelle Williams
PURPOSE: Determine the clinimetric properties of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) in an adult inpatient rehabilitation population. METHOD: Prospective open cohort case series. DEMMI and functional independence measure assessed within three days of admission and discharge and seven-point Likert assessment of global change in mobility during inpatient rehabilitation reported by the patient, physical therapist and rehabilitation physician. RESULTS: A total of 366 patients had assessments of the DEMMI completed on both admission into and discharge from rehabilitation...
June 23, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Tiago A Mestre, Erik van Duijn, Aileen M Davis, Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi, Monica Busse, Karen E Anderson, Joaquim J Ferreira, Philipp Mahlknecht, Vitor Tumas, Cristina Sampaio, Chris G Goetz, Esther Cubo, Glenn T Stebbins, Pablo Martinez-Martin
Behavioral symptoms are an important feature of Huntington's disease and contribute to impairment in quality of life. The Movement Disorder Society commissioned the assessment of the clinimetric properties of rating scales in Huntington's disease to make recommendations regarding their use, following previously used standardized criteria. A systematic literature search was conducted to identify the scales used to assess behavioral symptoms in Huntington's disease. For the purpose of this review, 7 behavioral domains were deemed significant in Huntington's disease: irritability, anxiety, depression, apathy, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, psychosis, and suicidal ideation...
June 14, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Emanuela Offidani, Donatella Del Basso, Francesca Prignago, Elena Tomba
Psoriasis is a chronic dermatologic disease that negatively impacts physical and mental health of patients as well as their social and work life. The aim of this study is to illustrate, by a clinimetric approach the differences in psychological distress and well-being between patients with mild and moderate to severe psoriasis. Seventy patients with psoriasis were evaluated using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I), the Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR), along with the following self-report instruments: the Symptoms Questionnaire (SQ), the Psychological Well-being scales (PWB) and the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)...
August 23, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Dietrich Haubenberger, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Peter G Bain, Nin Bajaj, Julián Benito-León, Kailash P Bhatia, Günther Deuschl, Maria João Forjaz, Mark Hallett, Elan D Louis, Kelly E Lyons, Tiago A Mestre, Jan Raethjen, Maria Stamelou, Eng-King Tan, Claudia M Testa, Rodger J Elble
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society established a task force on tremor that reviewed the use of transducer-based measures in the quantification and characterization of tremor. Studies of accelerometry, electromyography, activity monitoring, gyroscopy, digitizing tablet-based measures, vocal acoustic analysis, and several other transducer-based methods were identified by searching The availability, use, acceptability, reliability, validity, and responsiveness were reviewed for each measure using the following criteria: (1) used in the assessment of tremor; (2) used in published studies by people other than the developers; and (3) adequate clinimetric testing...
September 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Jennifer B Goines, Lisa E Ishii, Jacob K Dey, Maria Phillis, Patrick J Byrne, Kofi D O Boahene, Masaru Ishii
IMPORTANCE: The interaction between patient- and observer-perceived quality of life (QOL) and facial paralysis-related disability and the resulting effect of these interactions on social perception are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To measure the associations between observer-perceived disability and QOL and patient-perceived disability and QOL in patients with facial paralysis. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This prospective study in an academic tertiary referral center included 84 naive observers who viewed static and dynamic images of faces with unilateral, House-Brackmann grades IV to VI facial paralysis (n = 16) and demographically matched images of nonparalyzed control individuals (n = 4)...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"