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A QEEG index of level of functional dependence for people sustaining acquired brain injury: the Seville Independence Index (SINDI).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18183510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To find an easy-to-use, valid and reliable tool for evaluating the level of functional dependence of an individual with brain damage who seeks a diagnosis of his/her functional dependence in daily activities.
METHODS: Eighty-one patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) in post-acute phase, 40 traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 41 cerebral vascular accident (CVA), were assessed using quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and grouped according to the FIM + FAM scale. Discriminant analysis was performed on QEEG variables to obtain a discriminant function with the best discriminative capacity between functionality groups.
RESULTS: Discriminant analysis showed classification accuracy of 100% in the training set sample and 75% in an external cross-validation sample; 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity were reached. Coherence measures were the most numerous variables in the function.
CONCLUSIONS: These results point out that the discriminant function may be a useful tool in objective evaluations of patients seeking a diagnosis of their level of dependence and that it could be included in current functionality assessment protocols.
Jose Leon-Carrion; Juan Francisco Martin-Rodriguez; Jesus Damas-Lopez; Juan Manuel Barroso Y Martin; Maria Del Rosario Dominguez-Morales
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0269-9052     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-09     Completed Date:  2008-06-19     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Brain Injuries / diagnosis,  rehabilitation*
Disability Evaluation*
Discriminant Analysis
Electroencephalography / methods*
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Recovery of Function
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke / rehabilitation

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