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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812392/psychometric-properties-of-the-performing-arts-module-of-the-disabilities-of-the-arm-shoulder-and-hand-questionnaire
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Vera Baadjou, Rob de Bie, Christine Guptill, Rob Smeets
BACKGROUND: The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire (DASH) offers an optional performing arts module. The goal was to examine the psychometric properties of this module in musicians. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of a biopsychosocial intervention to prevent or reduce playing-related disability in conservatory students. Baseline data were used to examine internal consistency and discriminative validity of the performing arts module of the DASH questionnaire...
August 16, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800283/predator-pet-lesbian-or-just-the-nanny-lgbtq-parents-of-children-with-disabilities-describe-categorization
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Margaret F Gibson
How are lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/queer (LGBTQ) parents of children with disabilities categorized by service providers, and how do parents anticipate, interpret, and respond to such categorizations? This intersectional study investigated the experiences of LGBTQ parents of children with disabilities with service providers in Toronto, Canada. Parents described pressures to "fit" into providers' limited understanding of family. Some parents described facing overt discrimination, including one parent who was seen as a possible sexual predator...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797182/a-systematic-review-of-workplace-disclosure-and-accommodation-requests-among-youth-and-young-adults-with-disabilities
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Sally Lindsay, Elaine Cagliostro, Gabriella Carafa
PURPOSE: The objective of this systematic review is to critically appraise the literature on disability disclosure and workplace accommodations for youth and young adults with disabilities. METHODS: Systematic searches of nine international databases identified 27 studies meeting our inclusion criteria. These studies were analyzed with respect to the characteristics of the participants, methodology, results of the studies and the quality of the evidence. RESULTS: Among the 27 studies, 18,419 participants (aged 14-33, mean 23...
August 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797109/upper-limb-movements-can-be-decoded-from-the-time-domain-of-low-frequency-eeg
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Patrick Ofner, Andreas Schwarz, Joana Pereira, Gernot R Müller-Putz
How neural correlates of movements are represented in the human brain is of ongoing interest and has been researched with invasive and non-invasive methods. In this study, we analyzed the encoding of single upper limb movements in the time-domain of low-frequency electroencephalography (EEG) signals. Fifteen healthy subjects executed and imagined six different sustained upper limb movements. We classified these six movements and a rest class and obtained significant average classification accuracies of 55% (movement vs movement) and 87% (movement vs rest) for executed movements, and 27% and 73%, respectively, for imagined movements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778050/increasing-positive-attitudes-toward-individuals-with-disabilities-through-community-service-learning
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Janelle E Lawson, Rebecca A Cruz, Gregory A Knollman
Providing equal-status contact between those with and without disabilities can improve attitudes and reduce discrimination toward individuals with disabilities. This study investigated community service learning as a means by which to provide college students with equal-status contact with individuals with disabilities and increase their positive attitudes toward those with disabilities. A total of 166 college students in one university in the United States enrolled in an Introduction to Disability course received content on disability in society and participated in community service involving 20h of direct contact with individuals with disabilities...
August 1, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771528/plasma-metabolomics-profiles-in-rats-with-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
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Fei Zheng, Zi-An Xia, Yi-Fu Zeng, Jie-Kun Luo, Peng Sun, Han-Jin Cui, Yang Wang, Tao Tang, Yan-Tao Zhou
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. We validated the utility of plasma metabolomics analysis in the clinical diagnosis of acute TBI in a rat model of controlled cortical impact (CCI) using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups of 15 rats each: the CCI group and sham group. Blood samples were obtained from the rats within the first 24 h after TBI injury. GC/MS measurements were performed to evaluate the profile of acute TBI-induced metabolic changes, resulting in the identification of 45 metabolites in plasma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758809/development-and-testing-an-online-near-infrared-spectroscopy-brain-computer-interface-tailored-to-an-individual-with-severe-congenital-motor-impairments
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Larissa C Schudlo, Tom Chau
PURPOSE: For non-verbal individuals, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are a potential means of communication. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a brain-monitoring modality that has been considered for BCIs. To date, limited NIRS-BCI testing has involved online classification, particularly with individuals with severe motor impairments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We tested an online NIRS-BCI developed for a non-verbal individual with severe congenital motor impairments...
July 31, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753452/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-child-and-adolescent-factors-inventory-cafi-c
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Wei-Chang Chen, Gary M Bedell, Chia-Feng Yen, Tsan-Hon Liou, Lin-Ju Kang, Hua-Fang Liao, Ai-Wen Hwang
The Child and Adolescent Factors Inventory (CAFI) is a parent-report measure that assesses type and severity of impairments experienced by children and youth with a range of disabling conditions. The CAFI was translated from English into Traditional Chinese (CAFI-C) and has been used in the Disability Evaluation System (DES) in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to validate the use of the CAFI-C in the DES. Participants included 18,119 children and youth with disabilities between the ages of 6.0-17.9 (Mean=11...
July 25, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747453/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-levels-and-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Chongke Zhong, Jingyuan Yang, Tan Xu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Aili Wang, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9) levels and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We measured serum MMP-9 levels in 3,186 participants (2,008 men and 1,178 women) from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS). Study outcome data on death, major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3), and vascular disease were collected at 3 months after stroke onset. RESULTS: During 3 months of follow-up, 767 participants (24...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744195/machine-learning-approach-for-classifying-multiple-sclerosis-courses-by-combining-clinical-data-with-lesion-loads-and-magnetic-resonance-metabolic-features
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Adrian Ion-Mărgineanu, Gabriel Kocevar, Claudio Stamile, Diana M Sima, Françoise Durand-Dubief, Sabine Van Huffel, Dominique Sappey-Marinier
Purpose: The purpose of this study is classifying multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in the four clinical forms as defined by the McDonald criteria using machine learning algorithms trained on clinical data combined with lesion loads and magnetic resonance metabolic features. Materials and Methods: Eighty-seven MS patients [12 Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS), 30 Relapse Remitting (RR), 17 Primary Progressive (PP), and 28 Secondary Progressive (SP)] and 18 healthy controls were included in this study. Longitudinal data available for each MS patient included clinical (e...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742027/a-regularized-deep-learning-approach-for-clinical-risk-prediction-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-using-electronic-health-records
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Zhengxing Huang, Wei Dong, Huilong Duan, Jiquan Liu
OBJECTIVE: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), as a common and severe cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of death and the principal cause of serious long-term disability globally. Clinical risk prediction of ACS is important for early intervention and treatment. Existing ACS risk scoring models are based mainly on a small set of hand-picked risk factors and often dichotomize predictive variables to simplify the score calculation [1-3]. METHODS: This study develops a regularized stacked denoising auto-encoder (SDAE) model to stratify clinical risks of ACS patients from a large volume of electronic health records (EHR)...
July 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740826/epicog-sch-a-brief-battery-to-screen-cognitive-impact-of-schizophrenia-in-stable-outpatients
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Silvia Zaragoza Domingo, Julio Bobes, Maria-Paz García-Portilla, Claudia Morralla
Brief batteries in schizophrenia, are needed to screen for the cognitive impact of schizophrenia. We aimed to validate and co-norm the Epidemiological Study of Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia (EPICOG-SCH) derived brief cognitive battery. A cross-sectional outpatient evaluation was conducted of six-hundred-seventy-two patients recruited from 234 centers. The brief battery included well-known subtests available worldwide that cover cognitive domains related to functional outcomes: WAIS-III-Letter-Number-Sequencing-LNS, Category Fluency Test-CFT, Logical-Memory Immediate Recall-LM, and Digit-Symbol-Coding-DSC...
June 2017: Schizophrenia Research. Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736421/pathological-disabled-transgender-the-ethics-history-laws-and-contradictions-in-models-that-best-serve-transgender-rights
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Lance Wahlert, Sabrina Gill
This article addresses the precarious place of transgender and gender non-cis persons in relation to their discrimination-protections in recent legal, medical, and ethical policies in the United States. At present, there exists a contradiction such that trans persons are considered "pathological" enough that they are included in the latest iteration of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) as "gender dysphoric," but they are not included in the category of "disabled" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...
2017: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736327/within-session-and-between-session-reliability-construct-validity-and-comparison-between-individuals-with-and-without-neck-pain-of-four-neck-muscle-tests
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Filipa Martins, André Bento, Anabela G Silva
BACKGROUND: A variety of tests have been proposed to measure the performance of neck flexor muscles, but head-to-head comparisons have been hardly documented. OBJECTIVE: To compare reliability indexes, construct validity and ability to discriminate between individuals with and without neck pain of four muscle tests (deep neck flexors endurance test - DNFET; two variations of the craniocervical flexion test - CCFT1 and CCFT2; and dynamometry). DESIGN: Reliability and validity study...
July 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735766/risk-factor-analysis-for-predicting-vertebral-body-re-collapse-after-posterior-instrumented-fusion-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
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Hae-Dong Jang, Jae Chul Lee, Jae-Wan Soh, Sung-Woo Choi, Hyeung-Kyu Cho, Byung-Joon Shin
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In the posterior instrumented fusion surgery for thoracolumbar (T-L) burst fracture, early postoperative re-collapse of well-reduced vertebral body fracture could induces critical complications such as correction loss, post-traumatic kyphosis, metal failure, often lead to revision surgery. Furthermore, re-collapse is quite difficult to predict because of the variety of risk factors and no widely accepted accurate prediction systems existed. Although load sharing classification (LSC) has been known to help to decide the need for additional anterior column support, this radiographic scoring system has several critical limitations...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734799/eeg-analysis-of-seizure-patterns-using-visibility-graphs-for-detection-of-generalized-seizures
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Lei Wang, Xi Long, Johan B A M Arends, Ronald M Aarts
BACKGROUND: The traditional EEG features in the time and frequency domain show limited seizure detection performance in the epileptic population with intellectual disability (ID). In addition, the influence of EEG seizure patterns on detection performance was less studied. NEW METHOD: A single-channel EEG signal can be mapped into visibility graphs (VGS), including basic visibility graph (VG), horizontal VG (HVG), and difference VG (DVG). These graphs were used to characterize different EEG seizure patterns...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730064/access-to-curriculum-for-students-with-disabilities-at-higher-education-institutions-how-does-the-national-university-of-lesotho-fare
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Paseka A Mosia, Nareadi Phasha
BACKGROUND: Creating access to curricula at institutions of higher education for students with disabilities requires a concerted effort from management and other key stakeholders to identify students' needs and create opportunities for success. OBJECTIVES: This paper presents the findings of a study which examined students with disabilities' access to curricula at a higher education institution in Lesotho. METHOD: Data for this qualitative study were collected using three methods: in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and document analysis...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730063/community-stakeholders-perspectives-on-the-role-of-occupational-therapy-in-primary-healthcare-implications-for-practice
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Deshini Naidoo, Jacqueline Van Wyk, Robin Joubert
BACKGROUND: Primary healthcare (PHC) is central to increased access and transformation in South African healthcare. There is limited literature about services required by occupational therapists in PHC. Despite policy being in place, the implementation of services at grassroots level does not always occur adequately. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at gaining an understanding of the challenges of being disabled and the services required by occupational therapists (OTs) in rural communities in order to better inform the occupational therapy (OT) training curriculum...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721501/examining-transgender-health-through-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-s-icf-contextual-factors
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Melissa Jacob, Steven R Cox
PURPOSE: For many transgender individuals, medical intervention is necessary to live as their desired gender. However, little is known about Contextual Factors (i.e., Environmental and Personal) that may act as facilitators and barriers in the health of transgender individuals. Therefore, this paper sought to examine Contextual Factors of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health that may facilitate or negatively impact the physical, psychological, and social functioning of transgender individuals...
July 18, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716231/measuring-standing-balance-in-multiple-sclerosis-further-progress-towards-an-automatic-and-reliable-method-in-clinical-practice
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Philipp M Keune, William R Young, Ioannis T Paraskevopoulos, Sascha Hansen, Jana Muenssinger, Patrick Oschmann, Roy Müller
BACKGROUND: Balance deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) are often monitored by means of observer-rated tests. These may provide reliable data, but may also be time-consuming, subject to inter-rater variability, and potentially insensitive to mild fluctuations throughout the clinical course. On the other hand, laboratory assessments are often not available. The Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) may represent a low-cost solution. The purpose of the current study was to examine the methodological quality of WBB data in MS (internal consistency, test-retest reliability), convergent validity with observer-rated tests (Berg Balance Scale, BBS; Timed-Up and Go Test, TUG), and discriminative validity concerning clinical status (Expanded Disability Status Scale, EDSS)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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