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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640926/clinimetric-properties-of-hip-abduction-strength-measurements-obtained-using-a-handheld-dynamometer-in-individuals-with-a-lower-extremity-amputation
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Ruud A Leijendekkers, Gerben van Hinte, Amy D Sman, J Bart Staal, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
INTRODUCTION: Suitable handheld dynamometer (HHD)-techniques to test hip abduction strength in individuals with a lower extremity amputation, irrespective of their amputation level are absent. The aim of this study was to optimise a HHD-technique and to test its reproducibility and validity. METHODS: This study involved three phases, in which two techniques were evaluated. Both HHD-techniques used a lever-arm of 22 centimetre. HHD-technique 1 used a break-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628548/clinical-outcome-measures-for-lateropulsion-poststroke-an-updated-systematic-review
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Ryan Koter, Sara Regan, Caitlin Clark, Vicki Huang, Melissa Mosley, Erin Wyant, Chad Cook, Jeffrey Hoder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contraversive Lateropulsion, also referred to as contraversive pushing, pusher behavior, and pusher syndrome, can be associated with increased hospital length of stay, increased health care costs, and delayed outcomes in persons with stroke. The purpose of this updated systematic review was to identify scales used to classify contraversive lateropulsion, investigate literature that addresses their clinimetric properties, and create a resource for clinicians recommending use in clinical practice...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598785/pain-modulation-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-undergoing-acupuncture-treatment-is-associated-with-fluctuations-in-serum-neuropeptide-y-levels
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Cristina Iannuccelli, Maria Paola Guzzo, Fabiola Atzeni, Franca Mannocci, Cristiano Alessandri, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Guido Valesini, Manuela Di Franco
OBJECTIVES: Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a neurotransmitter released by sympathetic neurons, which is probably involved in pain modulation. Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative or complementary means of controlling pain in rheumatic diseases such as fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic widespread pain syndrome accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of an acupuncture cycle on serum NPY levels in patients with FM, and identify possible correlations between its serum levels and clinical and clinimetric parameters...
May 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573825/clinimetric-properties-of-the-nociception-coma-scale-revised-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
P Vink, C Lucas, J M Maaskant, W S van Erp, R Lindeboom, H Vermeulen
The Nociception Coma Scale is a nociception behaviour observation tool, developed specifically for patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) due to (acquired) brain injury. Over the years, the clinimetric properties of the NCS and its revised version (NCS-R) have been assessed, but no formal summary of these properties has been made. Therefore, we performed a systematic review on the clinimetric properties (i.e. reliability, validity, responsiveness and interpretability) of the NCS(-R). We systematically searched CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase, PsycInfo and Web of Science until August 2015...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572784/inertial-sensors-to-assess-gait-quality-in-patients-with-neurological-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-technical-and-analytical-challenges
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Aliénor Vienne, Rémi P Barrois, Stéphane Buffat, Damien Ricard, Pierre-Paul Vidal
Gait disorders are major causes of falls in patients with neurological diseases. Understanding these disorders allows prevention and better insights into underlying diseases. InertiaLocoGraphy (ILG) -the quantification of gait by using inertial measurement units (IMUs) -shows great potential to address this public health challenge, but protocols vary widely and normative values of gait parameters are still unavailable. This systematic review critically compares ILG protocols, questions features extracted from inertial signals and proposes a semeiological analysis of clinimetric characteristics for use in neurological clinical routine...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549753/correlations-between-impairment-psychological-distress-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-peripheral-facial-palsy
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U Díaz-Aristizabal, M Valdés-Vilches, T R Fernández-Ferreras, E Calero-Muñoz, E Bienzobas-Allué, T Moracén-Naranjo
INTRODUCTION: This paper analyses the correlations between scores on scales assessing impairment, psychological distress, disability, and quality of life in patients with peripheral facial palsy (PFP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study including 30 patients in whom PFP had not resolved completely. We used tools for assessing impairment (Sunnybrook Facial Grading System [FGS]), psychological distress (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]), disability (Facial Disability Index [FDI]), and quality of life (Facial Clinimetric Evaluation [FaCE] scale)...
May 23, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543184/a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-measures-associated-with-vestibular-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Vicky M Stewart, M Dilani Mendis, Nancy Low Choy
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Use of clinical questionnaires to assist in the screening of vestibular disorders in the acute hospital setting is needed. The objective is to detail the clinimetric properties and clinical utility of patient-reported questionnaires for quantifying dizziness/vertigo symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction, and to determine validity and utility for screening dizziness/vertigo in the emergency department. DATA SOURCES: We performed a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, and Web of Science in May 2015...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536040/the-flir-one-thermal-imager-for-the-assessment-of-burn-wounds-reliability-and-validity-study
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M E H Jaspers, M E Carrière, A Meij-de Vries, J H G M Klaessens, P P M van Zuijlen
BACKGROUND: Objective measurement tools may be of great value to provide early and reliable burn wound assessment. Thermal imaging is an easy, accessible and objective technique, which measures skin temperature as an indicator of tissue perfusion. These thermal images might be helpful in the assessment of burn wounds. However, before implementation of a novel measurement tool into clinical practice is considered, it is appropriate to test its clinimetric properties (i.e. reliability and validity)...
May 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534428/clinimetric-validity-of-the-trail-making-test-czech-version-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-normative-data-for-older-adults
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Ondrej Bezdicek, Hana Stepankova, Bradley N Axelrod, Tomas Nikolai, Zdenek Sulc, Robert Jech, Evžen Růžička, Miloslav Kopecek
OBJECTIVE: The influence of demographic variables on the Trail Making Test (TMT) performance in older individuals and empirical findings on clinical validity in predementia states, such as Parkinson's disease mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI), are limited. The principal aim of this study was to add normative data for the Czech population of older adults and explore the clinimetric properties between PD-MCI and PD patients with normal cognition (PD-NC). METHOD: The study included 125 PD patients classified as 77 PD-MCI and 48 PD-NC and 528 older individuals (60-74 years, further subdivided for normative tables into 60-64, 65-69 and 70-74 age groups) and very old individuals (aged 75-96, further subdivided into 75-79, 80-84, 85-96) cognitively intact Czech adults...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534221/measuring-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-systematic-review-to-identify-current-strengths-weaknesses-and-gaps-in-patient-reported-outcome-measures
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REVIEW
Sayf S A Faraj, Miranda L van Hooff, Roderick M Holewijn, David W Polly, Tsjitske M Haanstra, Marinus de Kleuver
PURPOSE: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) causes severe disability, reduces overall quality of life, and results in a substantial societal burden of disease. As healthcare is becoming more value based, and to facilitate global benchmarking, it is critical to identify and standardize patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). This study aims to identify the current strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in PROMs used for ASD. METHODS: Studies were included following a systematic search in multiple bibliographic databases between 2000 and 2015...
May 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522290/somatization-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Danilo Carrozzino, Per Bech, Chiara Patierno, Marco Onofrj, Bo Mohr Morberg, Astrid Thomas, Laura Bonanni, Mario Fulcheri
The current systematic review study is aimed at critically analyzing from a clinimetric viewpoint the clinical consequence of somatization in Parkinson's Disease (PD). By focusing on the International Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we conducted a comprehensive electronic literature research strategy on ISI Web-of-Science, PsychINFO, PubMed, EBSCO, ScienceDirect, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases. Out of 2.926 initial records, only a total of 9 studies were identified as clearly relevant and analyzed in this systematic review...
May 15, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490035/clinical-pharmacopsychology-conceptual-foundations-and-emerging-tasks
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Giovanni A Fava, Elena Tomba, Per Bech
The aim of this critical review was to outline emerging trends and perspectives of clinical pharmacopsychology, an area of clinical psychology that is concerned with the psychological effects of medications. The historical development of clinical pharmacopsychology is outlined, with discussion of its most representative expressions and reference to current challenges of clinical research, with particular reference to clinimetrics. The domains of clinical pharmacopsychology encompass the clinical benefits of psychotropic drugs, the characteristics that predict responsiveness to treatment, the vulnerabilities induced by treatment (side effects, behavioral toxicity, iatrogenic comorbidity), and the interactions between drug treatment and psychological variables...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490031/a-systematic-review-of-the-clinimetric-properties-of-the-6-item-version-of-the-hamilton-depression-rating-scale-ham-d6
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N Timmerby, J H Andersen, S Søndergaard, S D Østergaard, Per Bech
BACKGROUND: In a study aimed at identifying the items carrying information regarding the global severity of depression, the 6-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D6) was derived from the original 17-item version of the scale (HAM-D17). Since then, the HAM-D6 has been used in a wide range of clinical studies. We now provide a systematic review of the clinimetric properties of HAM-D6 in comparison with those of HAM-D17 and the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS). METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of the literature in PubMed, PsycInfo, and EMBASE databases in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guideline...
2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465078/joint-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-from-pathogenesis-to-clinical-assessment
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REVIEW
Fulvia Ceccarelli, Carlo Perricone, Enrica Cipriano, Laura Massaro, Francesco Natalucci, Giuseppe Capalbo, Ilaria Leccese, Dimitrios Bogdanos, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
OBJECTIVE: In the present review, the different phenotypes, clinimetric and imaging tools able to assess joint involvement in patients affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) have been described and summarized. Furthermore, the current knowledge about the pathogenic mechanism and the potential biomarkers of this feature is reported. METHODS: A literature search was done in PubMed, accessed via the National Library of Medicine PubMed interface (http://www...
April 4, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458795/a-systematic-review-of-quality-indicators-for-appropriate-antibiotic-use-in-hospitalized-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Marlot C Kallen, Jan M Prins
Many quality indicators for appropriate antibiotic use have been developed. We aimed to make a systematic inventory, including the development methodology and validation procedures, of currently available quality indicators (QIs) for appropriate antibiotic use in hospitalized adult patients. We performed a literature search in the Pubmed interface. From the included articles we abstracted i) the indicators developed ii) the type of infection the QIs applied to iii) study design used for the development of the QIs iv) relation of the QIs to outcome measures v) whether the QIs were validated and vi) the characteristics of the validation cohort...
March 30, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408110/evaluation-of-the-activity-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-practice-agreement-between-self-rated%C3%A2-clinimetric%C3%A2-evaluation-and-clinical-evaluation-with-activity-indexes-das28-cdai-and-sdai
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Gabriel Horta-Baas, Arturo Pérez Bolde-Hernández, María Fernanda Hernández-Cabrera, Imelda Vergara-Sánchez, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: To achieve control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) it is necessary to be able to evaluate its activity. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends for this purpose indexes of activity that can be performed by the patient (PAS-II and RAPID-3) and IA including medical evaluation with laboratory studies (DAS28 and SDAI) or without them (CDAI). The objective was to analyze the concordance between self-rated clinimetric evaluation and clinimetric evaluation performed by the physician...
April 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406555/international-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-outcome-study-igos-protocol-of-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-on-clinical-and-biological-predictors-of-disease-course-and-outcome-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Bart C Jacobs, Bianca van den Berg, Christine Verboon, Govindsinh Chavada, David R Cornblath, Kenneth C Gorson, Thomas Harbo, Hans-Peter Hartung, Richard A C Hughes, Susumu Kusunoki, Pieter A van Doorn, Hugh J Willison
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute polyradiculoneuropathy with a highly variable clinical presentation, course, and outcome. The factors that determine the clinical variation of GBS are poorly understood which complicates the care and treatment of individual patients. The protocol of the ongoing International GBS Outcome Study (IGOS), a prospective, observational, multi-centre cohort study that aims to identify the clinical and biological determinants and predictors of disease onset, subtype, course and outcome of GBS is presented here...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403688/quantification-of-early-cutaneous-manifestations-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency-by-automated-analysis-of-photographic-images-feasibility-and-technical-considerations
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François Becker, Patrice Fourgeau, Patrick H Carpentier, Amina Ouchène
We postulate that blue telangiectasia and brownish pigmentation at ankle level, early markers of chronic venous insufficiency, can be quantified for longitudinal studies of chronic venous disease in Caucasian people. Objectives and methods To describe a photographic technique specially developed for this purpose. The pictures were acquired using a dedicated photo stand to position the foot in a reproducible way, with a normalized lighting and acquisition protocol. The image analysis was performed with a tool developed using algorithms optimized to detect and quantify blue telangiectasia and brownish pigmentation and their relative surface in the region of interest...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391530/validation-of-the-facial-dysfunction-domain-of-the-penn-acoustic-neuroma-quality-of-life-panqol-scale
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Wouter L Lodder, Guleed H Adan, Chung S Chean, Tristram H Lesser, Samuel C Leong
The objective of this study is to evaluate the strength of content validity within the facial dysfunction domain of the Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality-of-Life (PANQOL) Scale and to compare how it correlates with a facial dysfunction-specific QOL instrument (Facial Clinimetric Evaluation, FaCE). The study design is online questionnaire survey. Members of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association received both PANQOL questionnaires and the FaCE scale. 158 respondents with self-identified facial paralysis or dysfunction had completed PANQOL and FaCE data sets for analysis...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383700/measuring-health-related-quality-of-life-in-women-with-endometriosis-comparing-the-clinimetric-properties-of-the-endometriosis-health-profile-5-ehp-5-and-the-euroqol-5d-eq-5d
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G Aubry, P Panel, G Thiollier, C Huchon, A Fauconnier
STUDY QUESTION: Which of the Endometriosis Health Profile-5 (EHP-5) and the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) is the most efficient to assess quality of life in women suffering from endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although EHP-5 and EQ-5D instruments had an excellent responsiveness, EHP-5 has a better discriminative ability than EQ-5 to measure health-related quality of life (HrQoL). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Proper measurement of HrQoL is important in endometriosis...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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