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OBJECTIVE This article describes a series of studies designed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Adult Sensory Profile. METHOD Expert judges evaluated the construct validity of the items. Coefficient alpha, factor analysis, and correlations of items with subscales determined item reliability, using data from 615 adult sensory profiles. A(More)
Sequenced physiologic muscle activations in the upper and lower extremity result in an integrated biomechanical task. This sequencing is known as the kinetic chain, and, in upper extremity dominant tasks, the energy development and output follows a proximal to distal sequencing. Impairment of one or more kinetic chain links can create dysfunctional(More)
The authors describe a program to reduce the use of full-leather restraints on an acute adult inpatient psychiatric ward of a large community mental health center. It included the introduction of a multipurpose pipe-frame bed, which can be used for seclusion only or seclusion with restraints. Use of the bed, coupled with a seclusion-first policy and rapid(More)
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