Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales

Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales

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This book provides a resource for clinicians a clinical investigators in the broad field of neurology a neurologic rehabilitation to help them (1) evaluate the clinical trials literature by providing information on the scales being used, (2) evaluate a select appropriate a efficient scales for clinical trials a outcomes research, a (3) provide information that will help them to develop new scales or measures or to improve existing ones. Each chapter in this volume contains the scales of importance in current use, including a sequence of scale descriptions a specific scales in a standard format, as well as a summary a recommendations indicating which scales are most useful for specific purposes a whether a combination of scales is particularly useful or if better scales are needed. In addition to text versions, all scales are provided on disk. Each scale may be accessed a printed for use with individual patients.(muscle strength testing), the occupational therapist (blocks, pegboard, grip, lateral pinch), the respiratory therapist (vital capacity), and the ... The examination could easily be performed by a neurologist (muscle strength testing) and a nurse (remainder of the rating scale). ... The muscle strength subscore consists of manual muscle testing according to the Medical Research Council grading system.

Title:Handbook of Neurologic Rating Scales
Author: Robert M. Herndon
Publisher:Demos Medical Pub - 1997-01-01

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