Matthew L Borgia

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BACKGROUND Use of outcome measures to examine outcomes of amputation is complicated by a number of factors, including ease of administration and lack of scientific evidence to guide selection and interpretation. OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were: (1) to estimate test-retest reliability of a modified version of the Prosthetic Evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To develop a measure of activities for adults with upper limb amputation: the Activities Measure for Upper Limb Amputees (AM-ULA); and (2) to conduct initial psychometric evaluation of the measure. DESIGN This was a cohort study where the prototype measure was administered twice within 1 week. Tests were videotaped and graded by 2(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the shortened version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire in persons with upper limb amputation. DESIGN Cross-sectional and longitudinal. SETTING Three sites participating in the U.S. Department of Veterans(More)
BACKGROUND The Community Reintegration of Service Members (CRIS) is a new measure of community reintegration developed to measure veteran's participation in life roles. It consists of three sub-scales: Extent of Participation (Extent), Perceived Limitations with Participation (Perceived), and Satisfaction with Participation (Satisfaction). Testing of the(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared service use among homeless and nonhomeless veterans newly enrolled in a medical home model and identified patterns of use among homeless veterans associated with reductions in emergency department (ED) use. METHODS We used case-control matching with a nested cohort analysis to measure 6-month health services use, new diagnoses, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has emerged over the last decade as an essential component of an integrated approach to managing patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We sought to examine how depression and anxiety symptom changes relate to disease-specific quality of life outcomes following(More)
The Community Reintegration of Servicemembers (CRIS) is a new measure of community reintegration. The purpose of this study was to test the CRIS with seriously injured combat veterans. Subjects were 68 patients at the Center for the Intrepid. Each patient completed three CRIS subscales, the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey for Veterans (SF-36V), the Quality(More)
Mechanical properties of the DEKA Arm and associated engineering innovations are easy to observe. What is less clear is how these advances translate into functional benefits for the user with amputation. Study aims were to (1) quantify outcomes including dexterity, performance of daily activities, and prosthetic skill and spontaneity of users of the DEKA(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Test of Prosthetic Function was developed for children. No studies have examined its use with adults. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our purposes were to utilize the UNB with adults to examine test-retest, inter-rater reliability and examine validity. METHODS The UNB was(More)
We describe data from a multi-center community-based survey of homeless veterans who were not accessing available primary care to identify reasons for not getting this care as well as for not seeking health care when it was needed. Overall, 185 homeless veterans were interviewed: The average age was 48.7 years (SD 10.8), 94.6% were male, 43.2% were from a(More)