Functional outcome measures to assess interventions for spasticity

Short Title:
Functional outcome measures to assess interventions for spasticity
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J34163.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 77, issue 10, pp
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Describes the results of an English-language literature search using MEDLINE and bibliographies of published articles and textbooks. Few studies showed changes in functional measures concurrent with a reduction in spasticity. Most studies suffered from limitations such as the lack of blinding, the lack of control for concurrent treatment (other than the independent variable), and the lack of control for motivation or cognition affecting functional performance. However, two standardized functional outcome scales, the Patient Evaluation and Conference System (PECS) and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), have demonstrated evidence of concurrent validity for assessing functional outcome changes relative to changes in spasticity. Provides guidelines for the development and use of functional outcome measures in future studies of spasticity.
Author(s):
Hinderer, S. R.; Gupta, G.
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