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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To examine if commonly recommended assumptions for multivariable logistic regression are addressed in two major epidemiological journals. METHODS Ninety-nine articles from the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and the American Journal of Epidemiology were surveyed for 10 criteria: six dealing with computation and four with(More)
Outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by a high degree of variability which has often been difficult to capture in traditional outcome studies. The purpose of this study was to describe patterns of community integration 2-5 years after TBI. Participants were 208 patients admitted to a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit between 1991-1995(More)
OBJECTIVES To predict community integration and vocational outcomes 2-5 years after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Multivariate correlational design incorporating retrospective data collection and questionnaire follow-up. METHODS Four hundred and forty six patients admitted to a Head Injury Unit between 1991 and 1995 were contacted. Data on(More)
INTRODUCTION Online databases can support the implementation of evidence-based practice by providing easy access to research. OTseeker (http://www.otseeker.com), an electronic evidence database, was introduced in 2003 to assist occupational therapists to locate and interpret research. OBJECTIVES This study explored Australian occupational therapists' use(More)
Observational longitudinal research is particularly useful for assessing etiology and prognosis and for providing evidence for clinical decision making. However, there are no structured reporting requirements for studies of this design to assist authors, editors, and readers. The authors developed and tested a checklist of criteria related to threats to the(More)
PURPOSE This study measured reliability between stroke patients' and significant others' scores on items on the Reintegration to Normal Living (RNL) Index and whether there were any scoring biases. METHOD The 11-item RNL Index was administered to 57 pairs of patients and significants six months after stroke rehabilitation. The index was scored using a(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop indexes of multimorbidity, based on self-reported data, to predict mortality, health service use, help with activities of daily living (ADL), and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in older women. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional survey of 10,434 women, aged 73-78 years, in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's(More)
In recent years there has been a growing awareness amongst health professionals of the need to prepare undergraduate students more adequately for practice with clients who have pain. Occupational therapists have a central role in enabling such clients to have productive lives despite pain. In this study, an examination was made of the adequacy of(More)
Reduced passive range of motion (PROM) of the joints of the hand is a common sequela of traumatic upper limb injury. Although mobilizing splinting is a common modality used by hand therapists to improve PROM, limited empirical evidence is available to guide therapist prescription. This study investigated the importance of the timing of splint application(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the number of people younger than 65 years with acquired brain injury (ABI) living in aged care facilities in Queensland, and to evaluate the appropriateness of this accommodation option. METHODS A cross-sectional descriptive study of all 493 Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care registered aged care facilities in(More)