Postinjury Employment As a Surrogate for Functional Outcomes: A Quality Indicator for Trauma Systems (Report)

Postinjury Employment As a Surrogate for Functional Outcomes: A Quality Indicator for Trauma Systems (Report)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in trauma patients, with approximately 2% of the US population (5.3 million) living with TBI-related functional deficits (1). So far, trauma centers have focused on risk-adjusted survival rates as a measure of their performance (2). Recently, there has been an increasing interest in […]

Clinical Functional MRI

Clinical Functional MRI

The second, revised edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date description of the use of preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with brain tumors and epilepsies. State of the art fMRI procedures are presented, with detailed consideration of practical aspects, imaging and data processing, normal and pathological findings, and diagnostic possibilities and […]

Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Police work involves exposure to a broad range of emotionally harrowing incidents and is often cited as one of the most stressful occupations (1). Traumatic events such as shootings, severe motor vehicle accidents, and incidents involving the death of a child are all ranked as extremely stressful by law enforcement personnel (2-4). Given the overwhelming […]

Functional Communication Training: The Role of Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts in Serving Students with Autism (Report)

Functional Communication Training: The Role of Speech Pathologists and Behavior Analysts in Serving Students with Autism (Report)

Introduction Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by significant impairments in language/communication, deficits in social interaction and restricted interests/ stereotypical behavior (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Perhaps the most central of these impairments, especially in young learners, is the communication deficit. Learners with autism have difficulty in all aspects of communication, including receptive understanding, expressive language, […]

Clinical Assessment of Functional Outcome in Lateral Epicondylitis Managed by Local Infiltration of Autologous Blood (Original Work) (Report)

Clinical Assessment of Functional Outcome in Lateral Epicondylitis Managed by Local Infiltration of Autologous Blood (Original Work) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a commonly encountered problem in Orthopedic practice. It has been found to be the second most frequently diagnosed musculoskeletal disorder in the neck and upper extremity in a primary care setting (1). In 1873, Runge first described the clinical entity of lateral epicondylitis of Humerus. Since then there […]

Measuring Change Using Communication Rating Scales: The Case for Rasch Analysis, As Illustrated with the ASHA Facs (Health Care Forum) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults)

Measuring Change Using Communication Rating Scales: The Case for Rasch Analysis, As Illustrated with the ASHA Facs (Health Care Forum) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults)

More than a decade ago, the authors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Functional Assessment of Communication Skills for Adults (ASHA FACS; Frattali, Thompson, Holland, Wohl, & Ferketic, 1995) purported that the instrument would “enhance … documentation of progress” and “yield a robust body of functional outcome data” (manual, p. 7). However, because of its ordinal […]