Outcome assessment for spasticity management in the patient with traumatic brain injury: The state of the art

Short Title:
Outcome assessment for spasticity management in the patient with traumatic brain injury: The state of the art
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47929.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 19, issue 2, pp 155-177
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article reviews the outcome measurement tools used in numerous studies in the assessment of spasticity. Outcome assessments are grouped into 1 of 5 categories: (1) physiological measures, (2) measures of passive activity, (3) measures of voluntary activity, (4) functional measures, and (5) quality of life measures. Authors review information from engineering and medical literature concerning the assessment of spasticity, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the different methods currently in use, and make recommendations for future directions in spasticity outcome assessment.
Author(s):
Elovic, Elie P.; Simone, Lisa K.; Zafonte, Ross
Author Address(es):

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