Giorgio Ferriero

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OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of both the standard and revised Locomotor Capabilities Index (LCI) in people with lower-limb amputation who undergo prosthetic training. DESIGN Reliability and validity study. SETTING Two freestanding rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS Fifty inpatients with a recent unilateral(More)
Right-to-left shunt (RLS), usually due to patent foramen ovale, is a well-established risk factor for ischemic stroke in young patients, while the role of migraine as an independent factor is still debated. We evaluated 44 patients suffering from migraine with aura, and compared them with 73 patients younger than 50 with focal cerebral ischemia, and 50(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a comprehensive psychometric analysis of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) to examine its properties and provide insights for an improved version. DESIGN Methodologic research on cross-sectional data from a convenience sample. SETTING A free-standing rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS Outpatients and inpatients(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of the Mobility Section of the Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ-MS). DESIGN A postal survey, including self-report assessment of prosthetic capability and performance with the PEQ-MS and the Locomotor Capabilities Index, and of other variables associated with prosthetic wear and use. The PEQ-MS data(More)
To evaluate the Italian version of the 8-item Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8)—a subset of PDQ-39 (a 39-item health-related quality of life instrument for subjects with Parkinson’s Disease [PD])—through classical psychometric techniques and Rasch analysis. Two convenience samples (100 PD subjects each) were observed consecutively from 2004 to 2006.(More)
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a treatment of choice in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of radial shock wave therapy (RSWT) on muscle spasticity of plantar flexor muscles in children with cerebral palsy. This was an open, controlled, observational study with one placebo treatment session,(More)
PURPOSE Complications of surgical incision include pathological scars with functional, cosmetic or psychological consequences. Postsurgical scar assessment is fundamental for a complete functional evaluation and as an outcome measure. Scar assessment scales are here reviewed and discussed from a clinical and psychometric point of view, with a clear(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the internal consistency, validity, responsiveness and test scalability of the Rivermead Mobility Index. DESIGN Methodological research (consecutive sampling, prospective longitudinal study). PATIENTS 140 unilateral lower limb amputees (79 above-knee and 61 below-knee). METHODS The Rivermead Mobility Index was administered to all(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of a smartphone-based application developed for photographic-based goniometry, DrGoniometer (DrG), by comparing its measurement of the knee joint angle with that made by a universal goniometer (UG). Joint goniometry is a common mode of clinical assessment used in many disciplines, in particular in(More)
In dental professionals the risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) can be minimized through a combination of prevention, ergonomic strategies, and specific therapeutic programs. Prevention includes early identification of symptoms, analysis of working posture and activity, and the evaluation of equipment (such as dental(More)