Robert Jolyon Meara

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OBJECTIVE To develop a brief, valid and reliable self-report scale for the assessment of activities of daily living in Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN Self-report questionnaire development. SUBJECTS One hundred and seventy subjects with a diagnosis of clinically probable PD living in the community. MEASURES The self-rating scale--Parkinson's Disease(More)
We investigated the quality of diagnostic coding in relation to cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in a computerized clinical information system by comparing the codes on the computer printout, obtained from casemix database on 166 patients with a diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease, with the codes allocated by the investigators after examining the case notes.(More)
An amended version of the Short Form 36 health survey questionnaire (SF-36), which has been suggested as being more suitable for self-completion in older adults, was evaluated among a group of elderly subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD). In the subjects who were able to fully complete the modified SF-36 unaided, the severity of PD was broadly reflected(More)
This study investigated, by questionnaire, the attitudes of geriatricians, speech therapists, dieticians, and nurses towards feeding by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). The final response rate from a total of 199 questionnaires sent to this group was 75%. According to 95 (64%) of the respondents, the decision to use PEG feeding was reached by a(More)
The electromyographic (EMG) patterns recorded from wrist muscles during manually applied, repetitive flexion and extension movements of the wrist joint, used for simultaneous clinical assessment of rigidity, were studied in patients with Parkinson's disease and healthy subjects. Recordings were made whilst patients/subjects attempted voluntarily to relax(More)
A family with hereditary non-Huntington's chorea is presented. Transmission was autosomal dominant with variable penetrance. Chorea commenced in childhood and affected predominantly the head, face and upper limbs. Dysarthria appeared later, followed in two family members by elements of an axial dystonia. There was no intellectual impairment. Unlike(More)
Stretch reflexes were elicited in flexor carpi radialis (FCR) of healthy subjects and patients with Parkinson's disease by forcible ramp and hold extensions of the wrist joint. Individual patients were studied off treatment when rigidity was detected clinically at the joint and throughout the clinical response to anti-parkinsonian medication that abolished(More)
AIM to compare the two new executive function tests of the revised Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG-R), a bedside measure of cognitive function, with existing neuropsychological assessments of executive function in elderly stroke survivors. METHODS we assessed 83 stroke survivors at 1 and 3 months post-stroke with the new CAMCOG-R, the Weigl colour(More)