disability evaluation


Summary: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.

Top Publications

  1. pmc The Dutch version of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score: a validation study
    Ingrid B de Groot
    Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:16. 2008
  2. pmc Reliability and validity of the Disability Assessment Structured Interview (DASI): a tool for assessing functional limitations in claimants
    Jerry Spanjer
    Social Security Office, Assen, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 20:33-40. 2010
  3. ncbi Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis
    Nancy D Chiaravalloti
    Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
    Lancet Neurol 7:1139-51. 2008
  4. ncbi Acceptance of chronic pain: component analysis and a revised assessment method
    Lance M McCracken
    Pain Management Unit, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and University of Bath, Bath BA1 1RL, UK
    Pain 107:159-66. 2004
  5. ncbi Rasch analysis of a new stroke-specific outcome scale: the Stroke Impact Scale
    Pamela W Duncan
    Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0185, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:950-63. 2003
  6. ncbi The Oswestry Disability Index
    J C Fairbank
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2940-52; discussion 2952. 2000
  7. ncbi Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score: using disability and disease duration to rate disease severity
    R H S R Roxburgh
    Neurology Department, Cambridge University, UK
    Neurology 64:1144-51. 2005
  8. pmc Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0
    T Bedirhan Ustun
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:815-23. 2010
  9. ncbi ICF linking rules: an update based on lessons learned
    Alarcos Cieza
    ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC CC DIMDI, Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 37:212-8. 2005
  10. ncbi Pain-related fear is more disabling than pain itself: evidence on the role of pain-related fear in chronic back pain disability
    G Crombez
    Vakgroep Gedragstherapie en Psychologische Begeleiding, Universiteit te Gent, Belgium
    Pain 80:329-39. 1999

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Publications315 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc The Dutch version of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score: a validation study
    Ingrid B de Groot
    Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 6:16. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinimetric properties of the Dutch version of the KOOS questionnaire in knee patients with various stages of osteoarthritis (OA)...
  2. pmc Reliability and validity of the Disability Assessment Structured Interview (DASI): a tool for assessing functional limitations in claimants
    Jerry Spanjer
    Social Security Office, Assen, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 20:33-40. 2010
    ..The DASI is a semi-structured interview for assessing long-term functional limitations concerning the work disability assessment of claimants...
  3. ncbi Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis
    Nancy D Chiaravalloti
    Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Laboratory, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Center, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
    Lancet Neurol 7:1139-51. 2008
    ..Moreover, examination of efforts to treat the cognitive deficits in MS is still in the early stages...
  4. ncbi Acceptance of chronic pain: component analysis and a revised assessment method
    Lance M McCracken
    Pain Management Unit, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and University of Bath, Bath BA1 1RL, UK
    Pain 107:159-66. 2004
    ..A revised version of the CPAQ is suggested...
  5. ncbi Rasch analysis of a new stroke-specific outcome scale: the Stroke Impact Scale
    Pamela W Duncan
    Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0185, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84:950-63. 2003
    ..To assess multiple psychometric characteristics of a new stroke outcome measure, the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS), using Rasch analysis, and to identify and remove misfitting items from the 8 domains that comprise the SIS...
  6. ncbi The Oswestry Disability Index
    J C Fairbank
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2940-52; discussion 2952. 2000
    ..This review is based on publications using the ODI identified from the authors' personal databases, the Science Citation Index, and hand searches of Spine and current textbooks of spinal disorders...
  7. ncbi Multiple Sclerosis Severity Score: using disability and disease duration to rate disease severity
    R H S R Roxburgh
    Neurology Department, Cambridge University, UK
    Neurology 64:1144-51. 2005
    ..There is no consensus method for determining progression of disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) when each patient has had only a single assessment in the course of the disease...
  8. pmc Developing the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0
    T Bedirhan Ustun
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:815-23. 2010
    ..0) for measuring functioning and disability in accordance with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. WHODAS 2.0 is a standard metric for ensuring scientific comparability across different populations...
  9. ncbi ICF linking rules: an update based on lessons learned
    Alarcos Cieza
    ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC CC DIMDI, Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 37:212-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this paper is to provide an updated version of the linking rules published in 2002 and illustrate how these rules are applied to link technical and clinical measures, health-status measures and interventions to the ICF...
  10. ncbi Pain-related fear is more disabling than pain itself: evidence on the role of pain-related fear in chronic back pain disability
    G Crombez
    Vakgroep Gedragstherapie en Psychologische Begeleiding, Universiteit te Gent, Belgium
    Pain 80:329-39. 1999
    ..Implications for chronic back pain assessment, prevention and treatment are discussed...
  11. ncbi Fibromyalgia criteria and severity scales for clinical and epidemiological studies: a modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia
    Frederick Wolfe
    National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, 1035 N Emporia, Suite 288, Wichita, KS 67214, USA
    J Rheumatol 38:1113-22. 2011
    ..We also created a new FM symptom scale to further characterize FM severity...
  12. pmc Low back pain: what is the long-term course? A review of studies of general patient populations
    Lise Hestbaek
    The Backcenter, Ringe Hospital, Odense University Hospital, 5950 Ringe, Denmark
    Eur Spine J 12:149-65. 2003
    ..Future research should include subgroup analyses and strive for a consensus regarding the precise definitions of LBP...
  13. ncbi The Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) for children with cerebral palsy: scale development and evidence of validity and reliability
    Ann Christin Eliasson
    Neuropaediatric Research Unit, Astrid Lindgren Children s Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:549-54. 2006
    ..The intraclass correlation coefficient between therapists was 0.97 (95% confidence interval 0.96-0.98), and between parents and therapist was 0.96 (0.89-0.98), indicating excellent agreement...
  14. ncbi Global Perceived Effect scales provided reliable assessments of health transition in people with musculoskeletal disorders, but ratings are strongly influenced by current status
    Steven J Kamper
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, PO Box M201 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:760-766.e1. 2010
    ..The study investigated the test-retest reliability and construct validity of the Global Perceived Effect (GPE) scale in patients with musculoskeletal disorders...
  15. pmc The development of instruments to measure the work disability assessment behaviour of insurance physicians
    Romy Steenbeek
    TNO Work and Employment, PO Box 718, 2130 AS Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 11:1. 2011
    ..On the basis of the Attitude--Social norm--self Efficacy (ASE) model, we have developed measurement instruments for assessment behaviour and its determinants...
  16. ncbi Use of the ICF model as a clinical problem-solving tool in physical therapy and rehabilitation medicine
    Werner A Steiner
    Department of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 25, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Phys Ther 82:1098-107. 2002
    ..The use of the RPS-Form in clinical practice is demonstrated by presenting an application case of a patient with a chronic pain syndrome...
  17. ncbi Measuring the impact of MS on walking ability: the 12-Item MS Walking Scale (MSWS-12)
    J C Hobart
    Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
    Neurology 60:31-6. 2003
    ..To develop a patient-based measure of walking ability in MS...
  18. ncbi Graded exposure in vivo in the treatment of pain-related fear: a replicated single-case experimental design in four patients with chronic low back pain
    J W Vlaeyen
    Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 39:151-66. 2001
    ..This study shows that the external validity of exposure in vivo also extends to the subgroup of chronic low back pain patients who report substantial fear of movement/(re)injury...
  19. ncbi Development of a multiple sclerosis functional composite as a clinical trial outcome measure
    G R Cutter
    AMC Cancer Research Center, Center for Research Methodology and Biometrics, Lakewood, Colarado 80214, USA
    Brain 122:871-82. 1999
    ..This paper provides details concerning the development and testing of the MSFC...
  20. ncbi Responsiveness of the numeric pain rating scale in patients with low back pain
    John D Childs
    Department of Physical Therapy, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1331-4. 2005
    ..Cohort study of patients with low back pain (LBP) receiving physical therapy...
  21. ncbi Surgery versus prolonged conservative treatment for sciatica
    Wilco C Peul
    Department of Neurosurgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 356:2245-56. 2007
    ..Lumbar-disk surgery often is performed in patients who have sciatica that does not resolve within 6 weeks, but the optimal timing of surgery is not known...
  22. ncbi Alcohol, coffee, fish, smoking and disease progression in multiple sclerosis
    M B D'hooghe
    National MS Center Melsbroek Center for Outcomes Research and Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
    Eur J Neurol 19:616-24. 2012
    ..Certain lifestyle factors might influence disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  23. ncbi The Neck Disability Index: state-of-the-art, 1991-2008
    Howard Vernon
    Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:491-502. 2008
    ..Focused reviews are presented into its use in studies of the prognosis of whiplash-injured patients as well as its use in clinical trials of conservative therapies for neck pain...
  24. ncbi The rising prevalence of chronic low back pain
    Janet K Freburger
    The Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:251-8. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the prevalence of chronic LBP and the demographic, health-related, and health care-seeking characteristics of individuals with the condition have changed over the last 14 years...
  25. ncbi Evaluating common outcomes for measuring treatment success for chronic low back pain
    Jens R Chapman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:S54-68. 2011
    ..Systematic review...
  26. ncbi Measuring shoulder function: a systematic review of four questionnaires
    Jean Sébastien Roy
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 61:623-32. 2009
  27. pmc Measuring disability across cultures--the psychometric properties of the WHODAS II in older people from seven low- and middle-income countries. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group population-based survey
    Renata M Sousa
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Health Services and Population Research Department, London, UK
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 19:1-17. 2010
    ..More work is needed to assess the generalizability of our findings to different populations...
  28. ncbi Lumbar disc disorders and low-back pain: socioeconomic factors and consequences
    Jeffrey N Katz
    Section of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:21-4. 2006
    ..These methodologic challenges notwithstanding, the toll of lumbar disc disorders is enormous, underscoring the critical importance of identifying strategies to prevent these disorders and their consequences...
  29. ncbi Early identification and management of psychological risk factors ("yellow flags") in patients with low back pain: a reappraisal
    Michael K Nicholas
    Pain Management Research Institute, University of Sydney at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
    Phys Ther 91:737-53. 2011
    ..In addition, there is still a need to elucidate mechanisms of change and better integrate this understanding into the broader context of secondary prevention of chronic pain and disability...
  30. ncbi Brain abnormalities in neuromyelitis optica
    Sean J Pittock
    Department of Neurology, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Radiology, and Immunology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn, USA
    Arch Neurol 63:390-6. 2006
    ..We have, however, frequently encountered patients with a well-established diagnosis of NMO in whom either asymptomatic or symptomatic brain lesions develop suggesting that the diagnostic criteria for NMO should be revised...
  31. ncbi Systematic review of prognostic cohort studies on shoulder disorders
    Ton Kuijpers
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 109:420-31. 2004
    ..These results need to be interpreted with caution because of the small number of studies on which these conclusions are based, and the large heterogeneity among studies regarding follow-up, outcome measures, and analysis...
  32. ncbi A standardized approach to performing the action research arm test
    Nuray Yozbatiran
    Departments of Neurology and Anatomy, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA 92868 4280, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:78-90. 2008
    ..The ARAT, when performed in a standardized manner, is a useful tool for assessment of arm motor deficits after stroke...
  33. ncbi Reliability of mental chronometry for assessing motor imagery ability after stroke
    Francine Malouin
    Department of Rehabilitation, Laval University and Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation Social Integration CIRRIS, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:311-9. 2008
    ..To examine the reproducibility of 2 chronometric tests: time-dependent motor imagery (TDMI) screening test and temporal congruence test...
  34. ncbi Concurrent related validity of the GAITRite walkway system for quantification of the spatial and temporal parameters of gait
    Belinda Bilney
    School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
    Gait Posture 17:68-74. 2003
    ..76-0.91). These results indicate that the GAITRite system has strong concurrent validity and test retest reliability, in addition to being a portable, simple clinical tool for the objective assessment of gait...
  35. ncbi Psychosocial factors predictive of occupational low back disability: towards development of a return-to-work model
    I Z Schultz
    Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Room 297, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Pain 107:77-85. 2004
    ..All psychosocial models were better at predicting who will return than who will not return to work...
  36. pmc Frequency and nature of problems associated with sickness certification tasks: a cross-sectional questionnaire study of 5455 physicians
    Anna Löfgren
    Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:178-85. 2007
    ..To study the frequency and nature of problems associated with physicians' sickness certification practices...
  37. ncbi Barthel index for stroke trials: development, properties, and application
    Terence J Quinn
    Department of Academic Geriatric Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Services, University of Glasgow, UK
    Stroke 42:1146-51. 2011
    ..Of the various measures available, the Barthel index (BI) is one of the more prevalent. We aimed to describe validity, reliability, and responsiveness (clinimetric properties) of the BI in stroke trials...
  38. ncbi Interpreting change scores for pain and functional status in low back pain: towards international consensus regarding minimal important change
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:90-4. 2008
    ..Literature review, expert panel, and a workshop during the "VIII International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain" (Amsterdam, June 2006)...
  39. ncbi A scoring system for subjective health complaints (SHC)
    H R Eriksen
    Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 27:63-72. 1999
    ..The prevalence of these complaints is high, and should be considered before conclusions are reached about new diseases and new attributions of environmental hazards...
  40. ncbi Efficacy of community-based physiotherapy networks for patients with Parkinson's disease: a cluster-randomised trial
    Marten Munneke
    Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Lancet Neurol 9:46-54. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess the efficacy of this approach for improving health-care outcomes...
  41. pmc A modified Delphi approach to standardize low back pain recurrence terminology
    Tasha R Stanton
    The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, PO Box M201, Missenden Road, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia
    Eur Spine J 20:744-52. 2011
    ..Future research is necessary to evaluate these definitions...
  42. ncbi A comparison of a modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale
    J M Fritz
    Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 6035 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Phys Ther 81:776-88. 2001
  43. ncbi Prevalence, sensitivity, and specificity of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in MS
    R Zivadinov
    Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
    Neurology 77:138-44. 2011
    ..Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) was recently described in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). A subject is considered CCSVI positive if ≥ 2 venous hemodynamic (VH) criteria are fulfilled...
  44. ncbi Development and testing of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Questionnaire to assess headache-related disability
    W F Stewart
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Neurology 56:S20-8. 2001
    ..Use of the MIDAS Questionnaire may improve physician-patient communication about headache-related disability and may favorably influence health-care delivery for migraine patients...
  45. pmc Measurement properties of physical function scales validated for use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review of the literature
    Martijn A H Oude Voshaar
    Arthritis Center Twente, University of Twente, Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:99. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically review the content validity and measurement properties of all physical function (PF) scales which are currently validated for use with patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  46. ncbi Minimum clinically important difference in lumbar spine surgery patients: a choice of methods using the Oswestry Disability Index, Medical Outcomes Study questionnaire Short Form 36, and pain scales
    Anne G Copay
    The Spinal Research Foundation, 1831 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190, USA
    Spine J 8:968-74. 2008
    ..Variable threshold values have been proposed as MCID for those instruments despite a lack of agreement on the optimal MCID calculation method...
  47. ncbi Long-term subcutaneous interferon beta-1a therapy in patients with relapsing-remitting MS
    L Kappos
    University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Neurology 67:944-53. 2006
    ..c.) interferon (IFN) beta-1a in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)...
  48. ncbi Patient characteristics and determinants of quality of life in an international population with multiple sclerosis: assessment using the MusiQoL and SF-36 questionnaires
    Oscar Fernandez
    Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Hospital Regional University Carlos Haya, Spain
    Mult Scler 17:1238-49. 2011
    ..Multiple sclerosis (MS) can have psychological and socioeconomic consequences that affect patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as much as physical disability...
  49. pmc Measuring the population burden of injuries--implications for global and national estimates: a multi-centre prospective UK longitudinal study
    Ronan A Lyons
    Centre for Health Information Research and Evaluation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, UK
    PLoS Med 8:e1001140. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the population burden of injuries using different approaches from the UK Burden of Injury (UKBOI) and GBD studies...
  50. ncbi Gray matter atrophy in multiple sclerosis: a longitudinal study
    Elizabeth Fisher
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Ann Neurol 64:255-65. 2008
    ..To determine gray matter (GM) atrophy rates in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients at all stages of disease, and to identify predictors and clinical correlates of GM atrophy...
  51. pmc A randomized trial of vertebroplasty for osteoporotic spinal fractures
    David F Kallmes
    Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:569-79. 2009
    ..Vertebroplasty is commonly used to treat painful, osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures...
  52. ncbi [Musculoskeletal disorders as causes of sick leave and disability benefits]
    Søren Brage
    Utredningsseksjonen, Arbeids og velferdsdirektoratet, Postboks 5 St Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 130:2369-70. 2010
    ..Musculoskeletal disorders make up a heterogeneous group. Our aim was to describe the variation in social insurance benefits for the most prevalent disorders within this group...
  53. ncbi Psychosocial influences on low back pain, disability, and response to treatment
    Jonathan C Hill
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 91:712-21. 2011
    ..A third approach is to use treatment mediators (eg, self-efficacy) to develop monitoring tools to inform the clinician about which aspects of treatment to strengthen...
  54. ncbi Content comparison of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments based on the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)
    Alarcos Cieza
    ICF Research Branch, WHO FIC Collaborating Center DIMDI, IMBK, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
    Qual Life Res 14:1225-37. 2005
    ..The ICF proved highly useful for the comparison of HRQOL instruments. The comparison of selected HRQOL instruments may provide clinicians and researchers with new insights when selecting health-status measures for clinical studies...
  55. ncbi Interferon beta-1b in secondary progressive MS: results from a 3-year controlled study
    Hillel Panitch
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington 05401, USA
    Neurology 63:1788-95. 2004
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of interferon beta-1b (IFNbeta-1b) in subjects with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)...
  56. pmc Application of the health assessment questionnaire disability index to various rheumatic diseases
    Maaike M van Groen
    Institute for Behavioral Research, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 19:1255-63. 2010
  57. pmc Normative data for the 12 item WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0
    Gavin Andrews
    Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, School of Psychiatry, UNSW at St Vincent s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    PLoS ONE 4:e8343. 2009
    ..The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) measures disability due to health conditions including diseases, illnesses, injuries, mental or emotional problems, and problems with alcohol or drugs...
  58. ncbi Validation of a German version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ-G)
    M Offenbaecher
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Munich, Germany
    J Rheumatol 27:1984-8. 2000
    ..To translate the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) into German and to evaluate its reliability and validity for the use of German speaking patients with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  59. ncbi Gait and balance impairment in early multiple sclerosis in the absence of clinical disability
    C L Martin
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010, Australia
    Mult Scler 12:620-8. 2006
  60. ncbi The Oxford hip scores for primary and revision hip replacement
    R E Field
    Epson and St Helier Hospital NHS Trust, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:618-22. 2005
    ..Awareness of the influence of these factors should assist surgeons to provide balanced advice...
  61. ncbi Early identification of patients at risk of developing a persistent back problem: the predictive validity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire
    Steven J Linton
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 19:80-6. 2003
    ..To test the predictive utility of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in identifying patients at risk for developing persistent back pain problems...
  62. ncbi The relationship between disease activity, joint destruction, and functional capacity over the course of rheumatoid arthritis
    P M Welsing
    Department of Rheumatology, University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 44:2009-17. 2001
    ..In early RA, functional capacity is most associated with disease activity, and in late disease, with joint damage...
  63. pmc Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) - validation and comparison to the WOMAC in total knee replacement
    Ewa M Roos
    Department of Orthopedics, Lund University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 1:17. 2003
    ..This encouraged us to study the use of the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) to assess the outcome of total knee replacement...
  64. ncbi The UK FIM+FAM: development and evaluation. Functional Assessment Measure
    L Turner-Stokes
    Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK
    Clin Rehabil 13:277-87. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the UK version of the Functional Assessment Measure (UK FIM+FAM)...
  65. ncbi Evaluation of a preliminary physical function item bank supported the expected advantages of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)
    M Rose
    Health Assessment Lab and QualityMetric Incorporated, 275 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:17-33. 2008
    ..We used item response theory (IRT) to construct and evaluate a preliminary item bank for physical function assuming four subdomains...
  66. ncbi Physical functioning over three years in knee osteoarthritis: role of psychosocial, local mechanical, and neuromuscular factors
    Leena Sharma
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 48:3359-70. 2003
  67. ncbi Validation of the Dutch version of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score
    I B de Groot
    Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15:104-9. 2007
  68. ncbi The reliability and validity of the Biering-Sorensen test in asymptomatic subjects and subjects reporting current or previous nonspecific low back pain
    J Latimer
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:2085-9; discussion 2090. 1999
    ..A reliability study and case-control study were conducted...
  69. ncbi Validity of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale for measuring disability associated with chronic, non-traumatic neck pain
    Mark Chan Ci En
    Physiotherapy Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
    Man Ther 14:433-8. 2009
    ..The PET is better able to evaluate the problems specific to the individual patient and is therefore measuring a somewhat different construct to the fixed-item questionnaires...
  70. ncbi Worker recovery expectations and fear-avoidance predict work disability in a population-based workers' compensation back pain sample
    Judith A Turner
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 6560, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:682-9. 2006
    ..Prospective, population-based cohort study...
  71. ncbi Classification of low back pain in primary care: using "bothersomeness" to identify the most severe cases
    Kate M Dunn
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1887-92. 2005
    ..Prospective inception cohort...
  72. ncbi Difficult to measure constructs: conceptual and methodological issues concerning participation and environmental factors
    Gale Whiteneck
    Dept of Research, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO 80113, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:S22-35. 2009
  73. ncbi The development of a handicap assessment questionnaire: the Impact on Participation and Autonomy (IPA)
    M Cardol
    Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Rehabil 13:411-9. 1999
    ..To report on the feasibility and psychometric properties in terms of homogeneity and construct validity of a newly developed handicap questionnaire focusing on person-perceived handicaps: the Impact on Participation and Autonomy (IPA)...
  74. ncbi Clinically important outcomes in low back pain
    Raymond W J G Ostelo
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 19:593-607. 2005
    ..The exact value for the MCIC can be determined, taking into account the aim of the measurement, the initial scores, the target population and the method used to assess MCIC...
  75. ncbi Quality of life in multiple sclerosis: the impact of depression, fatigue and disability
    M P Amato
    Department of Neurology, University of Florence, Italy
    Mult Scler 7:340-4. 2001
    ..Quality of life instruments can help to provide a broader measure of the disease impact and to develop a care program tailored to the patient's needs...
  76. ncbi Measurement properties of the neck disability index: a systematic review
    Joy C MacDermid
    Hand and Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Laboratory, St Joseph s Health Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 39:400-17. 2009
    ..Systematic review of clinical measurement...
  77. ncbi Guidelines for the conduction of follow-up studies measuring injury-related disability
    Ed F van Beeck
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 62:534-50. 2007
    ..During the past decade, a variety of measures have been used at various moments in different study populations. Guidelines are needed to increase comparability between studies...
  78. pmc Variations in the pre-operative status of patients coming to primary hip replacement for osteoarthritis in European orthopaedic centres
    Paul Dieppe
    Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:19. 2009
    ..This paper describes the variations in disease severity in this cohort and the relationships between clinical and radiographic severity, and explores some of the determinants of variation...
  79. ncbi A systematic review of psychological factors as predictors of chronicity/disability in prospective cohorts of low back pain
    Tamar Pincus
    Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:E109-20. 2002
    ..A systematic review of prospective cohort studies in low back pain...
  80. ncbi Coordinated and tailored work rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial with economic evaluation undertaken with workers on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders
    Ute Bültmann
    Department of Health Sciences, Section of Social Medicine, Work and Health, University Medical Center Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, Building 3217, Room 605, 9713 AV, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 19:81-93. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effects of CTWR with conventional case management (CCM) on return-to-work of workers on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  81. ncbi Reliable change and minimum important difference (MID) proportions facilitated group responsiveness comparisons using individual threshold criteria
    John S Schmitt
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 388, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1008-18. 2004
    ..This study contrasted the use of responsiveness indices at the group level vs. individual patient level...
  82. pmc Five times sit-to-stand test performance in Parkinson's disease
    Ryan P Duncan
    Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Physical Therapy, St Louis, MO, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1431-6. 2011
  83. pmc Calibrating ADL-IADL scales to improve measurement accuracy and to extend the disability construct into the preclinical range: a systematic review
    Robert A Fieo
    Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Geriatr 11:42. 2011
  84. ncbi Linking health and health-related information to the ICF: a systematic review of the literature from 2001 to 2008
    Nora Fayed
    School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 33:1941-51. 2011
  85. pmc A randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of spinal stabilization exercise intervention based on pain level and standing balance differences in patients with low back pain
    Hyun Sill Rhee
    Department of Healthcare Management, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
    Med Sci Monit 18:CR174-81. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of spinal stabilization exercises (SSE) for managing pain and increasing balance strategy changes following unexpected perturbations in patients diagnosed with recurrent LBP...
  86. ncbi Evaluation of the six-minute walk in multiple sclerosis subjects and healthy controls
    Myla D Goldman
    Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Mult Scler 14:383-90. 2008
    ..To assess the correlation of 6MW to subjective measures of fatigue, health status and ambulation using the modified fatigue impact scale (MFIS), short form-36 Health Questionnaire physical component score and MS walking scale (MSWS)...
  87. ncbi When minimal detectable change exceeds a diagnostic test-based threshold change value for an outcome measure: resolving the conflict
    Paul W Stratford
    School of Rehabilitation Science and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Phys Ther 92:1338-47. 2012
    ..We conclude this perspective with suggestions for researchers concerning essential information to include when reporting threshold estimates obtained from reliability-based and diagnostic test-based studies of outcome measures...
  88. ncbi Minimal clinically important difference. Low back pain: outcome measures
    C Bombardier
    Institute for Work and Health, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Rheumatol 28:431-8. 2001
    ..Choosing any value larger than 5 in designing a clinical trial would risk underpowering the trial, since fewer patients are needed if a trial is designed on the basis of a large change score...
  89. ncbi Effect of glatiramer acetate on disease reactivation in MS patients discontinuing natalizumab
    S Rossi
    Clinica Neurologica, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 20:87-94. 2013
    ..Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients discontinuing natalizumab are at risk of rebound of disease activity...
  90. pmc Is a positive clinical outcome after exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain contingent upon a corresponding improvement in the targeted aspect(s) of performance? A systematic review
    F Steiger
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Spine J 21:575-98. 2012
  91. ncbi Lower limb functional index: development and clinimetric properties
    Charles Philip Gabel
    Faculty of Science, Health and Education, Centre for Healthy Activities, Sport and Exercise, University of the Sunshine Coast, PO Box 760, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia 4573
    Phys Ther 92:98-110. 2012
    ..A new patient-reported outcome measure, the Lower Limb Functional Index (LLFI), was developed to address these limitations...
  92. ncbi Elastic stable intramedullary nailing versus nonoperative treatment of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures-a randomized, controlled, clinical trial
    Vinzenz Smekal
    From the Department of Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Orthop Trauma 23:106-12. 2009
    ..To compare elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) with nonoperative treatment of fully displaced midshaft clavicular fractures in adults...
  93. ncbi Treatment expectancy and credibility are associated with the outcome of both physical and cognitive-behavioral treatment in chronic low back pain
    Rob J E M Smeets
    Rehabilitation Centre Blixembosch, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 24:305-15. 2008
    ..The Credibility/Expectancy Questionnaire (CEQ) has recently been developed as measure of treatment credibility and expectancy...
  94. ncbi Normative values for a functional capacity evaluation
    Remko Soer
    Center for Rehabilitation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1785-94. 2009
    ..Soer R, van der Schans CP, Geertzen JH, Groothoff JW, Brouwer S, Dijkstra PU, Reneman MF. Normative values for a functional capacity evaluation...
  95. ncbi Measuring the population burden of fatal and nonfatal injury
    Suzanne Polinder
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Rev 34:17-31. 2012
    ..Recommendations are given for methodological refinements to improve the validity and comparability of future burden of injury studies...
  96. ncbi Relationship between physical activity and disability in low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Chung Wei Christine Lin
    The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Pain 152:607-13. 2011
    ..Persons with acute or subacute back pain appear to vary in the levels of physical activity independent of disability. Persons with chronic back pain with high levels of disability will likely have low levels of physical activity...
  97. ncbi Neck Disability Index, short form-36 physical component summary, and pain scales for neck and arm pain: the minimum clinically important difference and substantial clinical benefit after cervical spine fusion
    Leah Y Carreon
    Norton Leatherman Spine Center, 210 East Gray St, Suite 900, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Spine J 10:469-74. 2010
    ..The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is a threshold of improvement that is clinically relevant to the patient. However, the true goal is to provide the patient with a substantial clinical benefit (SCB)...
  98. ncbi Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain: an update of a Cochrane review
    Sidney M Rubinstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E825-46. 2011
    ..Systematic review of interventions...
  99. ncbi Patient preoperative expectations of total hip replacement in European orthopedic centers
    Nicola Hobbs
    Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:1521-7. 2011
    ..This study employed the World Health Organization's model of health, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), to classify the content of preoperative patient expectations of THR...
  100. pmc An implementation strategy to improve the guideline adherence of insurance physicians: an experiment in a controlled setting
    Feico Zwerver
    Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Implement Sci 6:131. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that an educational intervention would increase the insurance physicians' (IPs) guideline adherence in a controlled setting...
  101. ncbi Practice, practitioner, or placebo? A multifactorial, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial of acupuncture
    Peter White
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
    Pain 153:455-62. 2012
    ..Beliefs about treatment veracity shape how patients self-report outcome, complicating and confounding study interpretation...

Research Grants99

    Robert Massof; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..All testing will be done with volunteers recruited from among students taking the online low vision course developed in Phase 1. ..
  2. Computer Adaptive Testing of Pediatric Self-care and Social Function
    Stephen Haley; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Many rehabilitation settings may also find this measure helpful in meeting accreditation and institutional requirements for standardizing outcome monitoring in groups of children. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. Disability in Valued Life Activities in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Risk of Adverse Outcomes after Spinal Cord Injury: A Longitudinal Study
    James S Krause; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. TeleCare Management of Pain and Depression in Cancer
    Kurt Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Furthermore, if proven effective for depression and pain, TCM could readily be expanded to reducing barriers and improving care of other cancer-related symptoms. ..
  6. SBIRT (Pain Management) for Veterans Filing Compensation Claims
    Marc I Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For a significant proportion, the disability evaluation is their first encounter with V healthcare...
  7. Evaluation and Treatment of Substance Use in Veterans with PTSD Disability Claims
    Marc I Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The disability evaluation presents a perfectly-timed opportunity to evaluate veterans'concomitant substance abuse and offer ..
  8. Functional Health CAT in Diabetes
    Carolyn Schwartz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
    James Krause; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Risk profiles will be generated to identify individuals at greatest risk for early mortality. Separate analyses and risk profiles will be generated based on injury severity, gender and race/ethnicity. ..
  10. UW Center on Outcomes Research in Rehabilitation(RMI)
    Dagmar Amtmann; Fiscal Year: 2008
  11. Case/Cleveland Clinical Research Training Program (RMI)
    Richard Rudick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..It will host a national conference on this theme during 2007 to exchange "lessons learned" and evaluate how NIH-sponsored programs are measuring up to this strategic goal. ..
  12. Case/Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Training Program (RMI)
    Richard Rudick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It will host a national conference on this theme during 2007 to exchange "lessons learned" and evaluate how NIH-sponsored programs are measuring up to this strategic goal. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Yuchi Young; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Findings will be useful for developing intervention programs to improve functional independence among elderly hip fracture patients. ..
  14. Improved Outcomes in Arthritis:Aramis 2006
    James Fries; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..In sum, this Program Project has the potential for substantially improving treatment and long term outcomes in millions of patients with RA and OA. ..
  15. Ameliorating Disability through Power Training
    Jonathan Bean; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..It will provide important insights into exercise's role in preserving late life functioning. ..
  16. Disability in Valued Life Activities in COPD
    Patricia Katz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings from this study will provide information that may help minimize VLA disability and the psychological distress that might result from VLA disability, thereby improving quality of life of persons with COPD. ..
  17. Exercise, Physical Function, and Parkinson's Disease
    Margaret L Schenkman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Further, we expect the PD-specific targeted intervention to be more effective than general endurance training or 'standard-of-care'at improving overall physical function. ..
  18. Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis
    Robert Motl; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    James Fries; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..They further state that the overall project objective is to understand how improvements in exercise and other risk factor status may retard functional decline and reduce the need for medical care. ..
  20. Depression, adherence and health outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients
    SUSAN BARTLETT; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Depression will be associated with increased non-adherence. To test these hypotheses, we will utilize a one year observational study of 200 RA patients seen in the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. ..
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Data will also be collected to document the impact of intervention on patient care, and on physician knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction and test hypotheses derived from preliminary studies of the three IRCs. ..
  22. Risk Factrors Associated with CFS and CF Prognosis
    LEONARD JASON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. A Fatigue Item Bank for Children with Cancer
    Jin Shei Lai; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Epidemiology of Bathing Disability in Elderly Persons
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
    LEONARD JASON; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If these predicted findings do emerge, they will have an important influence on the ways in which public policy officials and community members consider interventions directed at lowering rates of smoking among their youth. ..
  26. Racial disparity in treating occupational low back pain
    Raymond Tait; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..apos; ..
    Thomas Gill; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  28. Computer Adaptive Testing of Functional Status
    Stephen Haley; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  29. Computer Adaptive Testing of Post-Acute Care Functioning
    Stephen Haley; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
    Richard Rudick; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The expected outcome of this construction project will be a centralized facility to conduct innovative, collaborative clinical research protocols and train a new generation of physician scientists. ..
    LEONARD JASON; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study would be the first longitudinal evaluation of Oxford Houses, and it would provide important information on the nature and role of the Oxford House experience on long-term sobriety among recovering alcoholics. ..
    Kurt Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. Contextual cueing and implicit learning
    Yuhong Jiang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Understanding its cognitive and neural mechanisms is the first step toward understanding this ability in normal adults as well as in those whose explicit learning and memory mechanisms are impaired. ..
    FREDERICK IVEY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Additional training in molecular medicine is facilitated by Drs. Shuldiner and McLenithan, co-mentors on the revised proposal. ..
  35. Cornell ACISR for Late Life Depression
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We are confident that our work will both advance scientific knowledge and have a broad impact on the care of depressed, disabled elders. ..
  36. Home-based vs. Supervised Exercise for Claudicants
    Andrew W Gardner; Fiscal Year: 2010
  37. Bipolar Disorder, Subjectivity and Treatment Adherence
    Martha Sajatovic; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. Stepped Care for Depression and Musculoskeletal Pain
    Kurt Kroenke; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Longitudinal assessment of the nondepressed cohort will establish the frequency and risk factors for incident depression. ..
  39. Under the Skin: Understanding the Role of Stress and Immune Function in Health Di
    JENNIFER DOWD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will test whether these immune and infection markers are related to psychosocial and economic stressors and whether they mediate the relationship between SES and health outcomes including mortality. ..
  40. Factors influencing the evolution of knee osteoarthritis
    Najia Shakoor; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  41. Behavioral Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Perry Nicassio; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We anticipate, for example, that improvement in RA disease severity resulting from CBT and TCC will be mediated by reductions in pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1, TNF, IL-6). [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical Disabilities
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our findings will help begin educating patients and physicians and could perhaps improve breast cancer care for women with physical disabilities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  43. Latent Mobility Abnormalities And Frailty
    Joe Verghese; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..abstract_text> ..
  44. The Effect of Proximal and Distal Training on Stroke Recovery
    HERMANO KREBS; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..A third group will be trained on the shoulder, elbow, and wrist simultaneously. Outcomes will be measured using standard instruments as well as robot-based measures. ..
  45. Combination Treatment for PTSD After the WTC Attack
    Franklin Schneier; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings may enhance public health through the study of maximization of treatment response for this serious and common psychiatric disorder. ..
  46. Behavioral Interventions for the Dually Diagnosed
    Marc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. Refining Models for Risk Adjustment in Outpatient Rehabilitation
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Lack of adjustment for comorbidity in quality measurement may foster an environment in which providers avoid treating patients with comorbid conditions who may have poorer response to treatment. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  48. High Force Resistance Training and Dopamine Replacement Effects on Hypokinesia in
    LELAND DIBBLE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This process will allow us to better understand the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic effects of strengthening exercise for persons with Parkinson disease. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. Personalized Physical Activity & Nutrition Intervention for Overweight/Obese.....
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Intention-to-treat analysis will be conducted using a series of mixed models that will compare the three treatment groups over time (pre-test and six, 12 and 18-month post-test). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  50. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Wallerian Degeneration in MS
    Khader Hasan; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This tool will also help in the fusion of multi-modal MRI data for a robust segmentation of the subregions of CC and 1C. The DTI measures, after accounting for the age and gender dependence will be correlated with the clinical measures. ..
  51. Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program
    WALTER REJESKI; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Analyses will also be conducted to determine whether changes in the primary outcome are mediated by changes in constructs from social cognitive theory. ..
  52. Building Health Empowerment Zones for People with Disabilities
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The primary outcome of this demonstration project is a model program for improving access to the built environment resulting in improved health and reduction of secondary conditions among people with mobility disabilities. ..
  53. Neural circuitry of submissive behavior and treatment response in social anxiety
    Franklin Schneier; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. Parent Care Transitions, Marital Relationships, and Health Outcomes
    Jamila Bookwala; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    SUSAN HERDMAN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The rol of perceptual learning will be assessed by comparing the re- and post-exercise values of dynamic visual acuity measured in a target motion-head still paradigm. ..
  56. How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation Services
    Lisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
  57. Economic, Social, and Psychological Burdens of Arthritis
    Edward Yelin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The conference will be one day in duration and will take place the day preceding the formal opening of the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. ..
  58. Multiple Factors Affecting Placebo Response in PD
    Christopher Goetz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Defining these determinant influences will help enhance placebo responses in clinical practice and control them in clinical trials. ..
  59. Pharmacotherapy for Minor Depression
    Andrew Nierenberg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of this study will have profound public health implications by improving our understanding of the efficacy of SJW and standard antidepressants for the treatment of MinorD. ..
  60. Psychosocial Determinants of Nutrient Intake in Girls
    Ruth Striegel Moore; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Adult weight was also measured. Results from our secondary analyses will be useful for interventions aimed at improving nutritional health. ..
    Meryl Butters; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This award will provide the applicant with the resources to obtain the training necessary to initiate a line of programmatic research and to develop into an independent scientist. ..
  62. Automobile Crash Risks in Persons with Diabetes
    Thomas Songer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This work has the potential to both enhance employment opportunities for persons with diabetes and maximize safety at existing venues. ..
    KELLY CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Phase II goals include adding audio and video, developing additional modules for working with patients at different stages of change and conducting a large teaching effectiveness study with clinicians at two medical settings. ..
    KELLY CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
    JEFFREY JARVIK; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We have a window of opportunity before the rapid MRI becomes widely disseminated and a randomized trial is made impossible by the expectations of both patients and physicians. ..
    Robert Drake; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..g., gastritis). The results will be of interest to policy makers in many states that are replicating the model of integrated dual-diagnosis services that has been used in New Hampshire since 1988. ..
    George Alexopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Accordingly, we are well positioned to meet the challenges inherent in this difficult but important area of research. ..
    Jonathan Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2003
    Kenneth Casey; Fiscal Year: 2002
    Jane Paulsen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This award will facilitate the candidate's research efforts towards understanding brain-behavior relations in dementia and using this knowledge to assist families and individuals in treatment planning for the future. ..
    Sharon Henry; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..By having a better understanding of trunk motor coordination, evaluation and treatment strategies can be more specific and more effective in the rehabilitation of persons with LBP. ..
  72. Interventional Management of Stroke III Planning Grant
    Joseph Broderick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..10. Explore funding of interventional angiography by CMS. 11. Continue interaction with industry, with attention to devices that might be applied to a device-augmented future IV/IA paradigm. ..
  73. RCT of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy in OA
    Jeffrey Katz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If funded, these planning activities would enable us initiate the full trial with minimal delay. ..
  74. Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding Style
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information will be integrated into the final tool, the PECKS. The PECKS can then be used to identify an individual who have keyboarding...styles that have been associated with MSD-UE. ..
  75. Cognitive Behavioral Chronic Pain Management Workbook
    KELLY CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The Phase II plan is to complete the Pain Workbook and to conduct a larger randomized effectiveness trial. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  76. Culture and Mobility Device Use in Older Adults
    Linda Resnik; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  77. Integrated Care for Depression and Chronic Back Pain
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  78. Social Role Disability and Mental-Physical Co-Morbidity
    Michael Von Korff; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  79. HIV Risk Prevention: A Computer Tutorial
    KELLY CARPENTER; Fiscal Year: 2005
  80. Adaptation to controlled vestibular stimulation
    DANIEL MERFELD; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..All of these proposed specific aims will be investigated by measuring changes in the vestibulo-ocular responses induced by changes in chronic, patterned, electrical stimulation of the peripheral vestibular system. ..
    Robert Gatchel; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These 3 research projects will explore the efficacy of early identification of "high risk" acute patients in order to provide biobehavioral treatment intervention, while simultaneously evaluating cost-effectiveness. ..
  82. Universal Exercise Kits for Manual Wheelchair Users
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    KIRSTEN JOHANSEN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  84. Low Vision Rehabilitation Consensus Project
    Robert Massof; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  85. Prevention of post-stroke depression-treatment strategy
    Robert Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  86. Nursing Home IT: Optimal Medication and Care Delivery
    Susan Horn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Distill and summarize lessons learned about what is critical for successful implementation of HIT in nursing homes, including facilitators, barriers, and strategies to address them. ..
  87. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of PTSD in SMI Clients
    Kim T Mueser; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of this research will bring the field one step closer to having an evidence-based practice for trauma and PTSD in clients with SMI. ..
  88. Validating a child acute stress measure in English and Spanish
    Nancy Kassam Adams; Fiscal Year: 2010
    Andrew Haig; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Subjects will repeat the test battery (MRI, EMG, and clinical evaluation) approximately 18 months later. Appropriate statistics will test each of the four hypotheses. ..
  90. Recovery in Schizophrenia: Longitudinal Course
    Martin Harrow; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  91. Efficacy of Acupuncture with PT for Knee Osteo-Arthritis
    John Farrar; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..However, if the results are negative, then the addition of acupuncture to EPT should be generally curtailed. ..
  92. HRQL Impact of Chronic Conditions and Comorbidity Burden
    Patrick Sullivan; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  93. Visual Dysfunction and Quality of Life in MS
    Laura Balcer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This proposal will provide a crucial foundation for future studies of vision in MS that will involve longitudinal assessment. ..
  94. Energy Absorbing Transit Safe Wheelchair Caster
    LINDA VANROOSMALEN; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Upon successful completion of Phase I, FrogLegs will pursue Phase II STTR funding to further develop the transit safe caster-fork assembly for daily use on a variety of wheelchairs. ..
  95. Strategies for Improving Sedation Outcomes in the ICU
    JOHN KRESS; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  96. Efficacy of a Health Intervention for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    Willi Horner Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
    Arthur Oleinick; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Predictive value is evaluated by ROC curves, the Bayes Information Criteria or other recommended approaches. ..