Construct validity and dimensional structure of the ASIA motor scale

Short Title:
Construct validity and dimensional structure of the ASIA motor scale
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50486.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM) (formerly Journal of the American Paraplegia Society
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 29, issue 1, pp 39-45
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Abstract:
Study tested the hypothesis that using separate upper and lower extremity scales to obtain the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) motor score is more accurate than combining all 20 key muscle ratings into a single ASIA motor score. The results showed that 2 scales account for 87 percent of the variance, whereas a single scale accounts for only 82 percent. Lower extremity function is well represented in both methods; however, upper extremity function is accurately represented only with the use of 2 separate scales.
Author(s):
Graves, Daniel E.; Frankiewicz, Ronald G.; Donovan, William H.
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