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Assessing the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is important and relatively new. Quality gives us an estimate of the likelihood that the results are a valid estimate of the truth. We present an annotated bibliography of scales and checklists developed to assess quality. Twenty-five scales and nine checklists have been developed to assess(More)
We treated 13 patients with progressive MS with mitoxantrone. All patients received a standard IV dose of mitoxantrone (8 mg/m2) every 3 weeks for a total of seven infusions, with dosage adjustments depending on the hematologic profile at the nadir. The treatment was well tolerated, with the most common side effect being mild nausea. Four of seven women(More)
Fatigue occurs in a majority of patients with MS and is generally independent of measurable neurologic disability. Few options for treatment are available. We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial for each of two 4-week treatment periods. Forty-six eligible patients entered and five dropped out due to concurrent exacerbations.(More)
Evidence-based practice has become the dominant paradigm in the delivery of rehabilitation programme. However, occupational therapists in Australia and New Zealand have been slow in making the transition to become evidence-based practitioners. Collaboration between the university/tertiary institute and clinical setting is one way that clinicians can be(More)
AIM The development of competent future allied health professionals through academic programmes, professional support and practical education is continually evolving. The aim of this study was to explore the feelings of newly graduated occupational therapists in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand regarding their education and work preparedness. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical placements are a critical component of the training for health professionals such as occupational therapists. However, with growing student enrolments in professional education courses and workload pressures on practitioners, it is increasingly difficult to find sufficient, suitable placements that satisfy program accreditation(More)
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