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Measurement

The development and initial psychometric evaluation of a measure assessing adherence to prescribed exercise: the Exercise Adherence Rating Scale (EARS)

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/05/2017

Objectives There is no gold standard for measuring adherence to prescribed home exercise. Self-report diaries are commonly used however lack of standardisation, inaccurate recall and ...

Shout about the evidence that shows your service works

News item - Posted on 04/12/2014

4 December 2014 Using IT to record and manage outcomes data is a must for physiotherapists, Nicola Hunter, a physio who specialises in ...

The clinical utility of cervical range of motion in diagnosis, prognosis, and evaluating the effects of manipulation: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 28/11/2014

Background Clinicians commonly assess cervical range of motion (ROM), but it has rarely been critically evaluated for its ability to contribute to patient diagnosis or prognosis, or whether it is ...

Do patients with Chronic Low Back Pain have an altered level and/or pattern of physical activity compared to healthy individuals?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 12/03/2012

Background It is commonly assumed that patients with chronic low back pain are less active than healthy individuals. There has been a recent increase in the number of studies published comparing the ...

Step length appears to be a strong discriminant gait parameter for elderly females highly concerned about falls: a cross-sectional observational study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Objective To determine if gait parameters and the Timed Up and Go test can discriminate between elderly females with high and low concern about falls. Knowledge of these parameters could help in the ...

Normal walking speed: a descriptive meta-analysis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 20/09/2011

Background Walking speed has implications for community functioning and is predictive of important outcomes. Determining whether an individual's walking speed is limited requires normal values for ...

Measurement of mobility following stroke: a comparison of the Modified Rivermead Mobility Index and the Motor Assessment Scale

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 06/10/2010

Background and purpose The Modified Rivermead Mobility Index (MRMI) is a newly developed outcome measure that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy on mobility following stroke. Any ...

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