Rebecca Parks

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OBJECTIVE To determine if elderly bereaved depressed subjects display difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL) and if their ADL difficulty improves with psychopharmacologic intervention. METHOD The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), an ADL assessment measuring ADL motor and ADL process skills, was administered to a pilot sample of(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) comprises a rare group of genetic muscle diseases that present at birth or early during infancy. Two common subtypes of CMD are collagen VI-related muscular dystrophy (COL6-RD) and laminin alpha 2-related dystrophy (LAMA2-RD). Traditional outcome measures in CMD include gross motor and mobility assessments, yet(More)
Content validity and reliability of the Brief Assessment of Motor Function (BAMF) Upper Extremity Gross Motor Scale (UEGMS) were evaluated in this prospective, descriptive study. The UEGMS is one of five BAMF ordinal scales designed for quick documentation of gross, fine, and oral motor skill levels. Designed to be independent of age and diagnosis, it is(More)
OBJECTIVE The Brief Assessment of Motor Function consists of five 0- to 10-point hierarchical scales designed for rapid assessment of gross, fine, and oral motor skills. We describe the development and evaluation of the two Brief Assessment of Motor Function Oral Motor Scales: Oral Motor Articulation and Oral Motor Deglutition. DESIGN This validation(More)
Global organizations must develop cultural capabilities for cross-cultural success. International collaboration among governmental, commercial and NGO organizations is crucial for the promotion of global stability and provision of humanitarian aid. For such collaboration to be successful, it is imperative to overcome barriers posed by the racial and(More)
PURPOSE The Brief Assessment of Motor Function Fine Motor Scale (FMS) allows rapid assessment, independent of age. This study was done to establish content validity of the FMS and to demonstrate FMS reliability. METHODS A standard questionnaire ("Disagree" to "Agree," 1-4) was emailed to 28 expert panel members. Ten children with diagnoses including(More)
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