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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: An Introduction and Discussion of its Potential Impact on Rehabilitation Services and Research
Tóra H. Dahl
This paper provides an introduction to the content and concepts of the World Health Organization's new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (2001) and discusses its potential applications in rehabilitation services and research. Great interest has been expressed in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health by its potential users and there ...
Pages: 201-204
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Linking Health-Status Measurements to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Alarcos Cieza , Thomas Brockow , Thomas Ewert , Edda Amman , Barbara Kollerits , Somnath Chatterji , T. Berdihan Üstün , Gerold Stucki
With the approval of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health by the World Health Assembly in May 2001, the concurrent use of both health-status measures and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health is expected. It is therefore important to understand the relationship between these two concepts. The objective of this paper is to provide a ...
Pages: 205-210
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Functional and Psychosocial Outcome One Year After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury and Early-Onset Rehabilitation Therapy
M. Lippert-Grüner , Ch. Wedekind , N. Klug
This study evaluates the impact of early-onset continuous rehabilitation treatment on the 1-year outcome of patients after severe traumatic brain injury. Immediately after recovery from mechanical ventilation, a total of 48 patients underwent a complex early rehabilitation treatment until they were discharged from hospital and local ambulant care was deemed sufficient. The follow-up examination to ...
Pages: 211-214
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Neglect and Anosognosia After First-Ever Stroke: Incidence and Relationship to Disability
Peter Appelros , Gunnel M. Karlsson , Åke Seiger , Ingegerd Nydevik
Neglect and anosognosia are serious consequences of stroke. Authors have found great variations in their incidence and their relationship to disability has been unclear. We studied the incidence of neglect and anosognosia within the scope of a population-based stroke-incidence study, and also evaluated their impact on disability. Four tests of visuo-spatial neglect, four tests of personal neglect, ...
Pages: 215-220
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Criterion Validity of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in a Sample of Rehabilitation Inpatients
Barbara Caracciolo and Salvatore Giaquinto
The criterion validity of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale was evaluated among 101 orthopaedic and 50 neurological inpatients of a rehabilitation centre. The structured clinical interview for the DSMIV (SCID-I) was used as criterion. Sensitivity of the CES-D to current major depressive disorder was 100% in both groups, while specificity was 57% (95% confidence interv ...
Pages: 221-225
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Disability Assessment by a Single Rater or a Team: A Comparative Study with the Catz-Itzkovich Cord Independence Measure
Amiram Catz , Malka Itzkovich , Flavia Steinberg , Ora Philo , Haim Ring , Jacob Ronen , Raluca Spasser , Reuven Gepstein , Ada Tamir
The Catz-Itzkovich Spinal Cord Independence Measure was found to be reliable and more sensitive than the FIM to functional changes, when used by a multidisciplinary team. This study was performed to find out whether assessment may be similar when done by a single rater. Twenty-eight patients with spinal cord lesions participated in the study, in which examinations performed within a week by a sing ...
Pages: 226-230
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Sensory Stimulation (Acupuncture) for the Treatment of Idiopathic Anterior Knee Pain
Jan Näslund , Ulla-Britt Näslund , Sten Odenbring , Thomas Lundeberg
A randomized controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment in idiopathic anterior knee pain, a pain syndrome without known aetiology. Fifty-eight patients, clinically and radiologically examined, were randomly assigned to either deep or minimal superficial acupuncture treatment. The patients were treated twice weekly for a total of 15 treatments. The main outcome m ...
Pages: 231-238
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Life Satisfaction in 18- to 64-Year-Old Swedes: In Relation to Gender, Age, Partner and Immigrant Status
Axel R. Fugl-Meyer , Roland Melin , Kerstin S. Fugl-Meyer
Satisfaction with life as a whole and with 10 domains of life was assessed in a nationally representative Swedish sample of 1207 women and 1326 men aged between 18 and 64 years, using a generic self-report checklist (LiSat-11), with levels of satisfaction ranging along a six-grade ordinal scale from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 6 (very satisfied). The main findings are that, with marginal exceptions, ...
Pages: 239-246
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Pages: 247-0
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Pages: 248-0
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