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OBJECTIVES The study examined the usefulness of a three-perspective model for determining the quality of evaluations in psychiatric emergency services. The model was used to evaluate the hypothesis that the provision of high-quality care in emergency services is primarily influenced by service objectives related to patients' clinical characteristics rather(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to describe how the ICF framework was applied as the foundation for a longitudinal study of changes in quality-of-life (QoL) for youth with chronic conditions. METHOD This article will describe the study's aims, methods, measures and data analysis techniques. It will point out how the ICF framework was used--and(More)
The purpose of this paper was to assess the psychometric properties of the Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS) and the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (BMSLSS) when used with youth who have chronic conditions. Baseline data from a longitudinal study examining predictors of changes in perceived quality of life (PQOL) for youth(More)
The aim of the study was to establish the test-retest reliability, clinical significance and precision of four mobility and balance measures - the Timed 25-Foot Walk, Six-minute Walk, Timed Up and Go and the Berg Balance Scale - in individuals moderately affected by multiple sclerosis. Twenty four participants with multiple sclerosis (Extended Disability(More)
We describe the development and preliminary psychometric testing of the Daily Activities of Infants Scale (DAIS), a parent-completed measure of opportunities parents provide infants for development of postural control and movement. First we obtained 1300 photographs of typical activities from 17 families with infants aged 4 to 11 months. Through consensus(More)
PURPOSE To explore International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based functional components and contextual factors associated with perceived quality of life (QOL) for youth with chronic conditions from the perspective of youth and parents. METHOD Baseline data were obtained from a longitudinal study examining predictors of(More)
T here is a need for occupational therapy to conceive of evidence-based practice in a way that reflects the contextualized nature of occupational engagement. In occupational therapy, we should resist following the lead of experts in evidence-based medicine, such as Sackett and his colleagues who advocate that clinical decision-making must be based on(More)
This study evaluated outcomes for participants of a community-based residential treatment and rehabilitation program. The study used repeated measures to retrospectively evaluate 25 individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities who completed a 1-year follow-up period after discharge from the program. Results indicated that following the program these(More)