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A Journal on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after Pathological Events


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM), Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM), Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (EEFIAP)
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European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2009 December;45(4):507-12

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Evaluation of a Patient-Specific Index as an outcome measure for physiotherapy in Parkinson’s disease

Nijkrake M. J., Keus S. H. J., Quist-AnholtsG. W. L., Overeem S., De Roode M. H., Lindeboom R., Mulleners W., Bloem B. R., Munneke M.

1 Department of Neurology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
The Netherlands;
2 Research Centre of Allied Health Sciences, Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
3 Department of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Occupations, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
4 Department of Physical Therapy, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
5 Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6 Department of Neurology, Canisius Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

AIM: The aim of this paper was to develop and evaluate a patient-specific index for physiotherapy in Parkinson’s disease (PSI-PD).
METHODS: In the PSI-PD, patients 1) select problematic activities out of a predefined list, with one self-report item; 2) rank selected items in order of importance; and 3) rate severity for each ranked item. To examine test-retest reliability, a cohort of patients was asked to complete the PSI-PD twice. Afterwards, validity was evaluated using a telephone interview.
RESULTS: The PSI-PD was completed twice by 81 patients. Test-retest agreement for the selection of activity limitations was 73% to 94%. Items ranked by patients were categorized into domains, of which gait, transfers and dexterity were rated most frequently (41%-70%). Test-retest agreement for ranked domains ranged from 74% to 82%. Interviews confirmed that the PSI-PD reliably identified problem areas.
CONCLUSIONS: The PSI-PD is a relevant, reliable and valid instrument to identify limitations in everyday activities that are important for both PD patients and physiotherapists.

language: English


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