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Evaluation of a Patient-Specific Index as an outcome measure for physiotherapy in Parkinson's disease.
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PMID:  19794387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The aim of this paper was to develop and evaluate a patient-specific index for physiotherapy in Parkinson's disease (PSI-PD). METHODS: In the PSI-PD, patients 1) select problematic activities out of a predefined list, with one self-report item; 2) rank selected items in order of importance; and 3) rate severity for each ranked item. To examine test-retest reliability, a cohort of patients was asked to complete the PSI-PD twice. Afterwards, validity was evaluated using a telephone interview. RESULTS: The PSI-PD was completed twice by 81 patients. Test-retest agreement for the selection of activity limitations was 73% to 94%. Items ranked by patients were categorized into domains, of which gait, transfers and dexterity were rated most frequently (41%-70%). Test-retest agreement for ranked domains ranged from 74% to 82%. Interviews confirmed that the PSI-PD reliably identified problem areas. CONCLUSIONS: The PSI-PD is a relevant, reliable and valid instrument to identify limitations in everyday activities that are important for both PD patients and physiotherapists.
M J Nijkrake; S H J Keus; G W L Quist-Anholts; S Overeem; M H De Roode; R Lindeboom; W Mulleners; B R Bloem; M Munneke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2009-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1973-9095     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101465662     Medline TA:  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
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