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Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: general principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction.
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PMID:  23351912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Measurement is a fundamental cornerstone in all aspects of scientific discovery, including clinical research. To be useful, measurement instruments must meet several key criteria, the most important of which are satisfactory reliability, validity, and responsiveness. Part 1 of this article reviews the general concepts of measurement instruments and describes the measurement of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction.
Marie Badalamente; Laureen Coffelt; John Elfar; Glenn Gaston; Warren Hammert; Jerry Huang; Lisa Lattanza; Joy Macdermid; Greg Merrell; David Netscher; Zubin Panthaki; Greg Rafijah; Douglas Trczinski; Brent Graham;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  2013-08-05     Revised Date:  2013-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  401-6; quiz 406     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biomedical Research / statistics & numerical data*
Health Status Indicators*
Pain Measurement / methods*,  statistics & numerical data*
Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1661-2   [PMID:  23890507 ]
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1662   [PMID:  23890509 ]

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