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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527833/evaluation-of-the-sipat-instrument-to-assess-psychosocial-risk-in-heart-transplant-candidates-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Elizabeth Vandenbogaart, Lynn Doering, Belinda Chen, Ann Saltzman, Tamara Chaker, Julie W Creaser, Darlene Rourke, Richard W Cheng, Gregg C Fonarow, Mario Deng
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the reliability of the Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) in heart transplant (HT) recipients and explored its usefulness in predicting post-transplant outcomes. BACKGROUND: Pre-transplant psychosocial and behavioral risk is associated with post-transplant clinical outcomes. SIPAT is a risk assessment tool created for pre-transplant psychosocial evaluation. METHODS: Via retrospective chart review, three examiners applied the SIPAT to 51 adult HT recipients...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520773/development-of-the-highly-sensitive-dog-questionnaire-to-evaluate-the-personality-dimension-sensory-processing-sensitivity-in-dogs
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Maya Braem, Lucy Asher, Sibylle Furrer, Isabel Lechner, Hanno Würbel, Luca Melotti
In humans, the personality dimension 'sensory processing sensitivity (SPS)', also referred to as "high sensitivity", involves deeper processing of sensory information, which can be associated with physiological and behavioral overarousal. However, it has not been studied up to now whether this dimension also exists in other species. SPS can influence how people perceive the environment and how this affects them, thus a similar dimension in animals would be highly relevant with respect to animal welfare. We therefore explored whether SPS translates to dogs, one of the primary model species in personality research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516963/the-endoscopic-evaluation-of-the-oral-phase-of-swallowing-oral-fees-o-fees-a-pilot-study-of-the-clinical-use-of-a-new-procedure
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D Farneti, B Fattori, L Bastiani
Oral FEES (O-FEES) is an endoscopic procedure conceived to directly visualise the oral phase of swallowing. In the perspective of clinical use, the feasibility, safety and acceptability of O-FEES has been evaluated. Subsequently, the procedure was compared with the radiological gold standard. The acceptability of O-FEES was compared to that of FEES using a 10 point questionnaire submitted to a sample of 52 outpatients complaining of swallowing disorders. Repeated measure analysis of variance (rm-ANOVA) models were used to test the mean difference of acceptability in the same subjects after FEES and O-FEES...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515973/intra-rater-reliability-of-the-multiple-single-leg-hop-stabilization-test-and-relationships-with-age-leg-dominance-and-training
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Leanne Sawle, Jennifer Freeman, Jonathan Marsden
BACKGROUND: Balance is a complex construct, affected by multiple components such as strength and co-ordination. However, whilst assessing an athlete's dynamic balance is an important part of clinical examination, there is no gold standard measure. The multiple single-leg hop-stabilization test is a functional test which may offer a method of evaluating the dynamic attributes of balance, but it needs to show adequate intra-tester reliability. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the intra-rater reliability of a dynamic balance test, the multiple single-leg hop-stabilization test on the dominant and non-dominant legs...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510345/use-of-mandarin-parents-evaluation-of-developmental-status-in-the-detection-of-delays
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Teck-Hock Toh, Boon-Chuan Lim, Mohamad Adam Bin Bujang, Jamaiyah Haniff, See-Chang Wong, Muhamad Rais Abdullah
OBJECTIVE: We examined the parental perception and accuracy of Mandarin translated Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status, a screening questionnaire for parents' concerns on their child's various developmental skills. METHODS: The questionnaire was translated into Mandarin. Upon enrollment, caregivers completed the Mandarin PEDS and answered four questions about its acceptability and usefulness, and its ease of understanding and completing. The Mandarin PEDS were independently evaluated by a pediatrician and a community nurse, and classified as 'high' risk (> 2 predictive concerns), 'medium' risk (1 predictive concern), 'low' risk (any non-predictive concerns) or 'no' risk (if no concern) for developmental delays...
May 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504068/psychometric-properties-of-the-deep-muscle-contraction-scale-for-assessment-of-the-drawing-in-maneuver-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain
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Crystian B Oliveira, Ruben F Negrão Filho, Márcia R Franco, Priscila K Morelhão, Amanda C Araujo, Rafael Z Pinto
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background Motor control dysfunctions have been commonly reported in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP). Physiotherapists need clinical tools with adequate psychometric properties to assess such patients in clinical practice. The deep muscle contraction (DMC) scale is a clinical rating scale for assessing patients' ability to voluntarily contract deep abdominal muscles. Objectives To investigate the intra-rater reliability, floor and ceiling effects, internal and external responsiveness and correlation analysis (with ultrasound measures) of the DMC scale in patients with chronic non-specific LBP undergoing a lumbar stabilization exercise program...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495576/quantitative-assessment-of-fatty-infiltration-and-muscle-volume-of-the-rotator-cuff-muscles-using-3-dimensional-2-point-dixon-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Noboru Matsumura, Sota Oguro, Shigeo Okuda, Masahiro Jinzaki, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Takeo Nagura
BACKGROUND: In patients with rotator cuff tears, muscle degeneration is known to be a predictor of irreparable tears and poor outcomes after surgical repair. Fatty infiltration and volume of the whole muscles constituting the rotator cuff were quantitatively assessed using 3-dimensional 2-point Dixon magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: Ten shoulders with a partial-thickness tear, 10 shoulders with an isolated supraspinatus tear, and 10 shoulders with a massive tear involving supraspinatus and infraspinatus were compared with 10 control shoulders after matching age and sex...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495471/quantitative-outcome-measures-for-systemic-sclerosis-related-microangiopathy-reliability-of-image-acquisition-in-nailfold-capillaroscopy
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Graham Dinsdale, Tonia Moore, Neil O'Leary, Michael Berks, Christopher Roberts, Joanne Manning, John Allen, Marina Anderson, Maurizio Cutolo, Roger Hesselstrand, Kevin Howell, Carmen Pizzorni, Vanessa Smith, Alberto Sulli, Marie Wildt, Christopher Taylor, Andrea Murray, Ariane L Herrick
BACKGROUND: Nailfold capillaroscopic parameters hold increasing promise as outcome measures for clinical trials in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Their inclusion as outcomes would often naturally require capillaroscopy images to be captured at several time points during any one study. Our objective was to assess repeatability of image acquisition (which has been little studied), as well as of measurement. METHOD: 41 patients (26 with SSc, 15 with primary Raynaud's phenomenon) and 10 healthy controls returned for repeat high-magnification (300×) videocapillaroscopy mosaic imaging of 10 digits one week after initial imaging (as part of a larger study of reliability)...
May 8, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494715/the-click-test-a-novel-tool-to-quantify-the-age-related-decline-of-fast-motor-sequencing-of-the-thumb
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Florian Bodranghien, Helene Mahé, Benjamin Baude, Mario U Manto, Yves Busegnies, Stéphane Camut, Christophe Habas, Peter Marien, Giovanni de Marco, Kim van Dun
BACKGROUND: The thumb plays a critical role for manual tasks during the activities of daily life and the incidence of neurological or musculoskeletal disorders affecting the voluntary movements of the thumb is high in the elderly. There is currently no tool to assess repetitive motor sequencing of the thumb during ageing. OBJECTIVES: To report a novel procedure (the Click Test) assessing the effects of ageing on fast motor sequencing of the thumb. METHODS: Healthy subjects (n = 252; mean age +/- SD: 49...
May 10, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494438/assessment-of-intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-three-methods-for-measuring-atopic-dermatitis-severity-easi-objective-scorad-and-iga
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Agnieszka Bożek, Adam Reich
BACKGROUND: Numerous different scoring systems have been proposed for assessing the severity of atopic dermatitis (AD). Many of these methods did not undergo proper validation and reliability testing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the reliability and reproducibility of the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI), objective Scoring Atopic Dermatitis (oSCORAD), and Investigator Global Assessment (IGA). METHODS: On the scoring day, 10 trained dermatologists evaluated 10 adult patients with AD using the EASI, oSCORAD, and IGA...
May 12, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487158/a-new-risk-of-bias-checklist-applicable-to-randomized-trials-observational-studies-and-systematic-reviews-was-developed-and-validated-to-be-used-for-systematic-reviews-focusing-on-drug-adverse-events
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Jean-Luc Faillie, Pili Ferrer, Amandine Gouverneur, Damien Driot, Shoma Berkemeyer, Xavier Vidal, Maria José Martínez-Zapata, Consuelo Huerta, Xavier Castells, Marietta Rottenkolber, Sven Schmiedl, Mònica Sabaté, Elena Ballarín, Luisa Ibáñez
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate an adequate tool to evaluate the risk of bias of randomized controlled trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews assessing drug adverse events. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We developed a structured risk of bias checklist applicable to randomized trials, cohort, case-control and nested case-control studies, and systematic reviews focusing on drug safety. Face and content validity was judged by three experienced reviewers...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485384/reliability-of-the-modified-ashworth-scale-and-modified-tardieu-scale-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
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P Akpinar, A Atici, F U Ozkan, I Aktas, D G Kulcu, A Sarı, B Durmus
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation clinics at two state hospitals. METHODS: The study included 65 participants aged between 18 and 88 years with SCI with spasticity. All participants were at least 6 months after injury and had an American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade of A-D...
May 9, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482704/measuring-functional-ability-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a-validation-study
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Kylie Wales, Natasha A Lannin, Lindy Clemson, Ian D Cameron
PURPOSE: To examine the internal consistency, construct validity and responsiveness of functional assessments tools when used with hospitalized older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The functional ability of 66 patients was assessed using a semi-structured interview scale (n = 16 tools). The assessment of motor and process skills was administered during hospital admission and again at three months post-discharge. RESULTS: Tools showed poor-to-excellent internal consistency (α = 0...
May 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481725/intra-rater-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-standardized-ultrasound-protocol-for-assessing-subacromial-structures
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Birgitte Hougs Kjær, Karen Ellegaard, Ina Wieland, Susan Warming, Birgit Juul-Kristensen
BACKGROUND: US-examinations related to shoulder impingement (SI) often vary due to methodological differences, examiner positions, transducers, and recording parameters. Reliable US protocols for examination of different structures related to shoulder impingement are therefore needed. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the intra- and inter-rater reliability of the existing ultrasound (US) examinations of the subacromial space, the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa, and the supraspinatus tendon...
May 8, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473462/reliability-of-a-scoring-system-used-for-qualitative-evaluation-of-lymphoscintigraphic-imaging-of-lower-extremities
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Mojgan Ebrahim, Irina Savitcheva, Rimma Axelsson
Introduction: Lymphoscintigraphy is an imaging technique to diagnose and characterize the severity of edema in upper and lower extremities. In lymphoscintigraphy a scoring system can increase ability of diagnostic differentiation but the use of any scoring system requires sufficient reliability. AIM: To determine inter- and intraobserver reliability of a proposed scoring system used for visual interpretation of lymphoscintigraphic imaging of lower extremities. Materials and Methods: Lymphoscintigrams in 81 persons were randomly selected from our database for retrospective evaluation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471918/reliability-of-radiographic-assessments-of-adolescent-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-by-the-facts-multicenter-study-group
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Ying Li, Kyna S Donohue, Christopher B Robbins, Andrew T Pennock, Henry B Ellis, Jeffrey J Nepple, Nirav Pandya, David D Spence, S Clifton Willimon, Benton E Heyworth
OBJECTIVES: There is a recent trend toward increased surgical treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in adolescents. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the intra- and inter-rater reliability of clavicle fracture classification systems and measurements of displacement, shortening, and angulation in adolescents. The secondary purpose was to compare two different measurement methods for fracture shortening. METHODS: This study was performed by a multicenter study group conducting a prospective, comparative, observational cohort study of adolescent clavicle fractures...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466803/intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-modified-ent-assessment-score-entas-2-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Lars Decker, Lisa Türp, Christoph Borzikowsky, Martin Laudien
OBJECTIVES: Ears nose and throat (ENT) involvement is found on a substantial proportion of patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). Structured, reliable ENT assessment is essential in the management of GPA patients. It is the aim of this study to determine the repeatability (intra-rater reliability) and reproducibility (inter-rater reliability) of the ENT Assessment Score (ENTAS 2). METHODS: The ENTAS 2 built the fundament of the prospective randomized trial...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463819/the-reliability-of-the-adelaide-in-shoe-foot-model
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Chris Bishop, Susan Hillier, Dominic Thewlis
Understanding the biomechanics of the foot is essential for many areas of research and clinical practice such as orthotic interventions and footwear development. Despite the widespread attention paid to the biomechanics of the foot during gait, what largely remains unknown is how the foot moves inside the shoe. This study investigated the reliability of the Adelaide In-Shoe Foot Model, which was designed to quantify in-shoe foot kinematics and kinetics during walking. Intra-rater reliability was assessed in 30 participants over five walking trials whilst wearing shoes during two data collection sessions, separated by one week...
April 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458602/quality-of-radiomic-features-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-impact-of-semi-automated-tumor-segmentation-software
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Myungeun Lee, Boyeong Woo, Michael D Kuo, Neema Jamshidi, Jong Hyo Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and quality of radiomic features in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) derived from tumor volumes obtained with semi-automated tumor segmentation software. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR images of 45 GBM patients (29 males, 16 females) were downloaded from The Cancer Imaging Archive, in which post-contrast T1-weighted imaging and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery MR sequences were used. Two raters independently segmented the tumors using two semi-automated segmentation tools (TumorPrism3D and 3D Slicer)...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454725/reliability-and-validity-of-active-and-passive-pectoralis-minor-muscle-length-measures
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Margaret Finley, Noel Goodstadt, Daniel Soler, Kristin Somerville, Zachary Friedman, David Ebaugh
BACKGROUND: Pectoralis minor muscle length is believed to play an important role in shoulder pain and dysfunction. Current clinical procedures for assessing pectoralis minor muscle length may not provide the most useful information for clinical decision making. OBJECTIVE: To establish the reliability and construct validity of a novel technique to measure pectoralis minor muscle length under actively and passively lengthened conditions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional repeated measures...
April 14, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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