Joy C MacDermid

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to develop a reliable and valid tool for quantifying patient-rated wrist pain and disability. DESIGN Survey, tool development, reliability, and validity study. SETTING Upper extremity unit. PARTICIPANTS One hundred members of the International Wrist Investigators were surveyed by mail to assist in development of(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the quality and content of the psychometric evidence relating to 4 shoulder disability scales: the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire, the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and the Simple Shoulder Test (SST). METHODS(More)
We evaluated the responsiveness of patient questionnaires and physical testing in the assessment of recovery after distal radius fracture. Patients (n = 59) were assessed at their baseline clinic visit and again 3 and 6 months after injury. At each visit patients completed a short form-36, Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire, and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of clinical measurement. OBJECTIVE To find and synthesize evidence on the psychometric properties and usefulness of the neck disability index (NDI). BACKGROUND The NDI is the most commonly used outcome measure for neck pain, and a synthesis of knowledge should provide a deeper understanding of its use and limitations. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Australian/Canadian (AUSCAN) Osteoarthritis Hand Index in both Likert (LK) and Visual Analogue (VA)-scaled formats. METHODS Two separate studies were conducted; the first addressing reliability and validity issues and the second addressing index responsiveness. In a group of 50(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical measurement. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the intrarater, interrater, and test-retest reliability of an accessible digital algometer, and to determine the minimum detectable change in normal healthy individuals and a clinical population with neck pain. BACKGROUND Pressure pain threshold testing may be a valuable assessment and prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-report measure developed to evaluate patients with shoulder pathology. While some validation has been conducted, broader analyses are indicated. This study determined aspects of cross-sectional and longitudinal validity of the SPADI. METHODS Community volunteers (n = 129) who(More)
A systematic review was conducted of primary intervention of proximal humeral fracture, which is a common injury with significant morbidity. Keywords of proximal humeral fracture were entered into PubMed and Embase databases. Two evaluators reviewed abstracts from 1985 to 2004 for inclusion and exclusion criteria yielding 66 articles. These articles were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a reliable, valid, and responsive self-administered questionnaire to probe pain, stiffness and physical disability in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand. DESIGN In order to assess the dimensionality of the symptomatology of hand OA, a self-administered questionnaire was developed to probe various aspects of pain (10 items),(More)