Hanna Melchior

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a method of measuring activity limitation in leprosy and diabetes. The resulting questionnaire should be quick and simple to use in basic clinical settings, not require any testing skills or equipment, be validated across a number of cultures in order to be widely applicable, be relevant for(More)
PURPOSE To investigate and compare the level of light touch-pressure sensation as tested via the Semmes Weinstein monofilament (SWM) test with the level of functional hand ability. METHODS Twenty-seven persons with isolated sensory deficit due to leprosy and 31 healthy controls were tested in the Occupational Therapy department of a hospital for patients(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to demonstrate construct validity of the Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA) scale by comparing the measurement outcomes to objective hand function assessments. The SALSA questionnaire was developed to measure self-reported activity limitation in persons affected by peripheral neuropathy. (More)
INTRODUCTION Sensory testing in people affected by Hansen's disease is usually performed on palms and soles only. In Israel, both palmar/plantar and dorsal aspects of limbs are routinely tested. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the magnitude of dorsal sensory impairment (SI) in limbs and compare the frequency of SI on palms and soles with(More)
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