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OBJECTIVE To investigate the neurobehavioral pattern of recovery of consciousness as reflected by performance on the subscales of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R). DESIGN Retrospective item response theory (IRT) and factor analysis. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation facilities. PARTICIPANTS Rehabilitation inpatients (N=180) with posttraumatic(More)
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) training is now a required component of physiatry residency, but formal curriculum guidelines are not yet required or established. The authors' objective was to assess the educational value of a collaborative residency MSUS training program. The authors designed a structured MSUS training curriculum for residents based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of comorbidities and complications on burn inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF) outcomes. DESIGN A retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. PATIENTS A total of 4572 patients with a primary diagnosis of burn injury from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital readmissions are expensive and they may signal poor quality of care. Whether functional status is related to hospital readmissions using a representative U.S sample remains unexplored . OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the relationship between functional status and all-cause 30-day hospital readmissions using a representative sample of the(More)
BACKGROUND Transfer to acute care from rehabilitation represents an interruption in a patient's recovery and a potential deficiency in quality of care. The objective of this study was to examine predictors of transfer to acute care in the inpatient burn rehabilitation population. METHODS Data are obtained from Uniform Data System for Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine functional status versus medical comorbidities as predictors of acute care readmissions in medically complex patients. DESIGN Retrospective database study. SETTING U.S. inpatient rehabilitation facilities. PARTICIPANTS Subjects included 120,957 patients in the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation admitted to inpatient(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Nursing facility patients are a population that has not been well studied with regard to functional status and independence previously. As such, the manner in which activities of daily living (ADL) relate to one another is not well understood in this population. An understanding of ADL difficulty ordering has helped to devise systems(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide evidence of construct validity for the FIM instrument in the inpatient rehabilitation burn population. DESIGN Confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory were used to assess construct validity. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed on a 2-factor model of the FIM instrument and on a 6-subfactor model. Mokken scale(More)