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OBJECTIVES To describe the interference of herpes zoster (HZ) pain and discomfort with activities of daily living (ADLs) and health-related quality of life (HRQL) during the acute rash phase, and to quantify the relationship between acute HZ pain and discomfort and impaired ADLs and HRQL in older persons. METHODS Prospective, observational study of 160 HZ(More)
UNLABELLED In preparation for clinical trials of a vaccine against herpes zoster (HZ), we conducted a prospective, observational study to evaluate (1) the Zoster Brief Pain Inventory (ZBPI), an HZ-specific questionnaire to quantify HZ pain and discomfort, (2) an operational definition of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), and (3) a severity-duration measure of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare goal attainment scaling (GAS) and standardized measures in evaluation of person-centred outcomes in neurorehabilitation. DESIGN A prospective cohort analysis from a tertiary inpatient neuro-rehabilitation service for younger adults with complex neurological disability. SUBJECTS/PATIENTS Consecutive patients (n = 164) admitted for(More)
This paper reports a study of factors associated with the consumption of 22 diverse foods among 2082 students aged 12-15 years in Tasmania, Australia. Students provided data by completing a printed questionnaire. Multiple linear regression was used to assess how well self-reported usual (past) frequency of consumption of a food could be estimated from their(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to evaluate the association between varicella-zoster virus (VZV)-specific humoral and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) to herpes zoster (HZ) and protection against HZ morbidity and to compare immune responses to HZ and zoster vaccine. METHODS In 981 elderly persons who developed HZ during a zoster vaccine efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine functional outcomes from a rehabilitation programme and to compare two methods for evaluating cost efficiency of rehabilitation in patients with severe complex disability. SUBJECTS AND SETTING Two hundred and ninety seven consecutive admissions to a specialist inpatient rehabilitation unit following severe acquired brain injury. (More)
AIM The aim of this investigation was to establish the distribution and proportion of nursing activity represented by patient-related care activities (direct and indirect), and other nursing activities (unit-related and personal) within one inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit. BACKGROUND A set of tools has been developed for estimating the(More)
PURPOSE This article explores the rationale for choosing the instruments included within the UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UKROC) data set. Using one specialist neuro-rehabilitation unit as an exemplar service, it describes an approach to engaging the hearts and minds of clinicians in recording the data. KEY MESSAGES AND IMPLICATIONS Measures(More)
PURPOSE To compare two alternative rating systems for goal attainment scaling (GAS) intended to improve capture of goal underachievement. SETTING A tertiary inpatient neurorehabilitation unit. DESIGN Secondary comparative analysis of prospective cohort data. PARTICIPANTS A total of 243 patients were included, with 977 goals between them; M:F ratio(More)