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What does participation mean? An insider perspective from people with disabilities
Purpose. Although participation is an important construct and valued goal, how it is conceptualized, defined and measured varies widely. This qualitative, multi-site study sought to gain an insiderExpand
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Assessing dexterity function: a comparison of two alternatives for the NIH Toolbox.
  • Ying-Chih Wang, Susan R Magasi, +5 authors W. Z. Rymer
  • Medicine
  • Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the…
  • 1 October 2011
STUDY DESIGN Clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION Manual dexterity is an important aspect of motor function across the age span. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To identify a single measure of manualExpand
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A comparative review of contemporary participation measures' psychometric properties and content coverage.
  • Susan R Magasi, M. Post
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • 1 September 2010
OBJECTIVES To provide a review of contemporary participation measures' conceptual foundations, psychometric properties and linkage to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability andExpand
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Motor assessment using the NIH Toolbox
Motor function involves complex physiologic processes and requires the integration of multiple systems, including neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary, and neural motor andExpand
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Grip and knee extension muscle strength reflect a common construct among adults.
INTRODUCTION Both grip and knee extension strength are often used to characterize overall limb muscle strength. We sought to determine if the measures actually reflect a common construct. METHODSExpand
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Comparison of walking performance over the first 2 minutes and the full 6 minutes of the Six-Minute Walk Test
BackgroundAlthough the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT), as recommended by the American Thoracic Society, is widely used as a measure of functional endurance, it may not be applicable in some settings andExpand
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Participation Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Evidence-Based Review for Research
Abstract Background/Objective: To report an evidence-based review of participation instruments that have been used in spinal cord injury (SCI) clinical practice and research. Methods: RehabilitationExpand
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Women with disabilities' experiences in long-term care: a case for social justice.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore women with disabilities' perceptions of their lived experiences in nursing homes. METHOD This 16-month ethnography used multiple qualitativeExpand
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Measuring enfranchisement: importance of and control over participation by people with disabilities.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the psychometric properties and validity of an expanded set of community enfranchisement items that are suitable for computer adaptive testing. DESIGN Survey. SETTINGExpand
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Sit-to-stand test: Performance and determinants across the age-span.
Although the validity of the sit-to-stand (STS) test as a measure of lower limb strength has been questioned, it is widely used as such among older adults. The purposes of this study were: 1) toExpand
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