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Parametric analyses of summative scores may lead to conflicting inferences when comparing groups: A simulation study

Asaduzzaman Khan, Chi-Wen Chien, Karl S. Bagraith

Objective: To investigate whether using a parametric statistic in comparing groups leads to different conclusions when using summative scores from rating scales compared with using their corresponding Rasch-based measures. Methods: A Monte Carlo simulation study was designed to examine between-group differences in the change scores derived from summative scores from rating scales, and those deri ...


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Efficacy of brain-computer interface-driven neuromuscular electrical stimulation for chronic paresis after stroke
Masahiko Mukaino , Takashi Ono, Keiichiro Shindo, Toshiyuki Fujiwara, Tetsuo Ota , Akio Kimura, Meigen Liu, Junichi Ushiba


Treatment for idiopathic toe walking: A systematic review of the literature
Annette A. A van Kuijk, Ralf Kosters , Martin Vugts, Alexander C.H. Geurts


Effects of neck coordination exercise on sensorimotor function in chronic neck pain: A randomized controlled trial
Thomas Rudolfsson, Mats Djupsjöbacka, Charlotte Häger, Martin Björklund


A meta-analysis of constraint-induced movement therapy after stroke
Gyrd Thrane, Oddgeir Friborg , Audny Anke, Bent Indredavik


Functional goal achievement in post-stroke spasticity patients: The BOTOX® Economic Spasticity Trial (BEST)
Anthony B. Ward, Jörg Wissel, Jörgen Borg, Per Ertzgaard, Christoph Herrmann, Jai Kulkarni, Kristina Lindgren, Iris Reuter, Mohamed Sakel, Patrik Säterö, Satyendra Sharma, Theodore Wein, Nicola Wright, Antony Fulford-Smith, on behalf of the BEST Study Group

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Arm cranking versus wheelchair propulsion for testing aerobic fitness in children with spina bifida who are wheelchair dependent
Manon A. T. Bloemen , Janke F. de Groot , Frank J. G. Backx, Rosalyne A. Westerveld , Tim Takken

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Interpreting physical and behavioral health scores from new work disability instruments
Elizabeth E. Marfeo, Pengsheng Ni, Leighton Chan, Elizabeth K. Rasch, Christine M. McDonough, Diane E. Brandt, Kara Bogusz, Alan M. Jette

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Efficacy of gait training using a treadmill with and without visual biofeedback in patients after stroke: A randomized study
Mariusz Dru�bicki , Agnieszka Guzik, Grzegorz Przysada , Andrzej Kwolek, Agnieszka Brzozowska-Mago&#;

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