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Measuring Spinal Cord Injury

Author : Giovanni Galeoto
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This book describes validated outcome measures for the international Spinal Cord Injury population. Based on rigorous systematic reviews of ca. 80,000 scientific articles, the authors present assessment tools for various clinical uses in the health sciences, following parameters of validity, reliability, and responsiveness. It is important for the development of clinical practice and research that practical and appropriate measures become universally accepted; this would allow comparisons and meta- analysis of high-quality randomized controlled trials of people with this increasingly common injury. This book emphasizes the need for consensus among researchers as to which tools must be studied in depth or adapted to other national contexts, or which measurement instruments should be standardized in order to develop universal norms and standards for the performance of people with Spinal Cord Injury. It offers a valuable practical guide for clinicians, rehabilitation professionals and nurses, but will also help researchers to gain more confidence in using valid and reliable assessment tools for comparable clinical trials.

New Outcome Measures for Subjects with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Author : Rob Labruyère
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Measurement and Prediction of Quality of Life of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

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Measuring Appraisals Following Acquired Spinal Cord Injury

Author : Rachel Marshall
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Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Author : Jacqueline E. Reznik
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Specialised chapters about biomechanics, paediatric spinal cord injury and high cervical injuries Insight into the lived experience of individuals with a spinal cord injury Documentation of the patient journey from injury to total rehabilitation Practical information on mobility devices and returning to driving Appendix of common assessments for spinal cord injuries Includes an eBook with purchase of the print book

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Author : Edelle Field-Fote
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One of the world’s leading authorities in spinal cord injury, and a participant in the Human Brain Project brings you an evidenced-based guide to the state-of-the-art in spinal cord rehabilitation. She has assembled an expert team of clinicians, each with expertise in the content areas they address. Their work encompasses all of the new scientific knowledge and technological advances practitioners need to know to determine the most effective rehabilitation interventions for each patient and to attain maximum restoration of function in individuals with SCI.

Management of Spinal Cord Injuries E Book

Author : Lisa Harvey
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Combining 25 years of clinical, research and teaching experience, Dr Lisa Harvey provides an innovative 5-step approach to the physiotherapy management of people with spinal cord injury. Based on the International Classification of Functioning, this approach emphasises the importance of setting goals which are purposeful and meaningful to the patient. These goals are related to performance of motor tasks analysed in terms of 6 key impairments. The assessment and treatment performance of each of these impairments for people with spinal cord injury is described in the following chapters: training motor tasks strength training contracture management pain management respiratory management cardiovascular fitness training Dr Harvey develops readers' problem-solving skills equipping them to manage all types of spinal cord injuries. Central to these skills is an understanding of how people with different patterns of paralysis perform motor tasks and the importance of differentmuscles for motor tasks such as: transfers and bed mobility of people wheelchair mobility hand function for people with tetraplegia standing and walking with lower limb paralysis This book is for students and junior physiotherapists with little or no experience in the area of spinal cord injury but with a general understanding of the principles of physiotherapy. It is also a useful tool for experienced clinicians, including those keen to explore the evidence base that supports different physiotherapy interventions.

Measuring in Vivo Internal Spinal Cord Deformations During Experimental Spinal Cord Injury Using a Rat Model Radiography and Fiducial Markers

Author : Erin Lucas
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Measurements in Spine Care

Author : Michael J. Lee
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In the course of evaluating the patient with spinal disease, a myriad of measurements need to be performed before determining the diagnosis and the severity of the disease process. This text explicitly outlines the measurement of the spine from a clinical, laboratory, and radiographic approach. A detailed description of the actual technique of measurement and the clinical implication are presented with accompanying illustrations. This amalgamation of measurement tools for the spine is a beneficial reference for a wide spectrum of healthcare providers: students, nurses, residents, fellows, and established surgeons. In addition to its detailed illustrated presentation, each measurement technique has been graded for scientific and clinical utility with a score that specifically grades: Interobserver reliability Intraobserver reliability Universality Disease specificity Ease of application Simplicity Patient tolerability Expense The detail presented in this text will not only serve as a reference, but will also allow the reader to accurately reproduce measurement techniques, thus enhancing inter-physician communication, research of the spine, and improvement of patient care.

Spine Classifications and Severity Measures

Author : Jens R. Chapman
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Care of spinal conditions has become increasingly complex and confusing. Classification systems can help in understanding the subject matter at hand, but have exploded in numbers and complexity. Attempts at extracting classifications of spinal disorders are cumbersome and require careful study of numerous reference books without achieving a comprehensive overview in the end. This one of a kind reference text summarizes over 185 spine classification or severity easures with standardized art work, provides ratings and critical evaluations of pertinent strengths and weaknesses in a concise and systematic fashion and provides help in: Studying spinal disease conditions Preparing informed treatment decisions Communicating individual patient disease severity Evaluating publications regarding treatment results and success Formulating spinal research projects Providing a scientific reference tool The book is divided into two major systemsDisease severity: General disease severity Instability Osteoporosis Stenosis Spinal deformity Degenerative disorders Infection Tumor Heterotopic ossification Trauma severity: General trauma scores Spinal cord injury Fracture classifications All identified measures within each of category are formally reviewed and displayed in a unique visually friendly manner containing: A one of a kind compendium of high quality diagrams for each severity measure or classification system with unrivaled specificity and detail The content of each measure and whether it incorporates the critically important ABCDs of disease severity including: an anatomical component, a biomechanical component, a clinical component, and the degree of severity component: A summary of the measures validity, reliability, and predictive ability with corresponding patient populations An evaluation of each measure using our scoring criteria focusing on methodological rigor and clinical utility An overall score for each measure rating the instruments strength with respect to methodology and clinical utility