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This study proposes to identify for 5 widely used generic HRQL and QOL measures the extent to which function and global feelings of well-being are represented in their content. The 5 indices were the EQ-5D, the HUI, the SF-36, SF-12, and the WHOQOL-Bref. A total of 15 raters with a variety of health and research backgrounds mapped the items. Raters(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict an individual's subjective quality of life (QoL) after having a lower limb amputation. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study design. SUBJECTS A total of 415 unilateral, above knee (27.0%) and below knee (73.0%) amputees with an average age of 61.9 years (SD = 15.7) who had lost(More)
Fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS) with negative impacts extending from general functioning to quality of life. Both the cause and consequences of MS fatigue are considered multidimensional and necessitate multidisciplinary treatment for successful symptom management. Clinical practice guidelines suggest medication and rehabilitation for(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which women and men with MS present different exercise barriers. The secondary objective was to estimate the extent to which women and men with MS present different perceived-health, depressive symptoms, and current exercise routines or preferences. METHODS This was a cross(More)
Background. Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses can take a toll on individuals' health and quality of life. Given such consequences of relapses, postrelapse care beyond pharmacological approaches may play an important role in recovery. Nevertheless, how individuals with MS process their relapse experience and manage the consequences is still uncertain.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate, for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), the extent to which peak oxygen consumption (Vo(2)peak) can be predicted by the results on submaximal tests. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Three MS clinics in the Greater Montreal region, Canada. PARTICIPANTS A center-stratified random sample of 135 women and 48 men was drawn(More)
The increasing life expectancy after spinal cord injury has given social participation a new recognition as one of the ultimate goals of a comprehensive rehabilitation process. Recent evolution of the concept suggests 2 different approaches to document participation after spinal cord injury and a careful appraisal of the related outcome measures is(More)
OBJECTIVES To (1) explore the falls attributions of middle-aged and older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS); and (2) examine the personal, health, and MS-related factors associated with the 3 most common attributions. DESIGN A cross-sectional, descriptive study using data collected through a telephone interview. Falls attributions were obtained through(More)
BACKGROUND Ambulation is one of the most important elements of mobility, and difficulty with ambulation is often cited as a common problem among older adults. Self-report assessments (e.g. walking confidence) provide complementary information to performance tests (e.g. the Timed Up and Go Test, TUG) because they offer data not obtainable from a test of(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and summarize available research literature about rehabilitation interventions for multiple sclerosis (MS) fatigue management. METHODS Database searches (PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsychINFO) were conducted in October 2011 and last updated in July 2013. To be included, studies must have been published in a peer-reviewed scientific(More)