Vidya Finlay

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BACKGROUND Despite common use and theoretical construct validity, goniometry is not reported to be reliable for the measurement of burn-affected joint range of motion. Similarly, a number of simple objective measures commonly used to document hand mobility have eluded this rigour. This study aimed to examine the within sessions of intra-rater and(More)
Minor burns represent the majority of all burn patients in developed countries, yet little information regarding their outcomes is available in the literature. Minor burns at Royal Perth Hospital are provided routine outpatient clinic follow-up at 1 month postinjury resulting in increased ambulatory care demand and inefficiency due to high failure to attend(More)
BACKGROUND How do clinicians determine the acceptable level of recovery of quality of life (QoL) after a burn? Many use the Burn Specific Health Scale (BSHS). The aim of this study was to examine normative values of the BSHS-Brief (BSHS-B) questionnaire in the general population. METHODS Two random samples of the non-burned public were taken. Each(More)
INTRODUCTION Little published evidence is available regarding the recovery of patients with minor burns. Poor attendance at review clinics results in incomplete data which hampers accurate analysis of patient recovery. It is often assumed that non-attendance for review is due to full recovery and the inconvenience associated with clinic attendance. This(More)
INTRODUCTION The measurement of recovery after burns to the lower limbs is hampered by an absence validated injury specific tools. This research aimed to select and validate a battery of outcome measures of recovery after lower limb burn injury (LLBI). METHOD Reliability study: Reliability of the single leg stance (SLS), the Timed Up and Go (TUG) and the(More)
INTRODUCTION Like many other Western burn services, the proportion of major to minor burns managed at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is in the order of 1:10. The Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief (BSHS-B) is an established measure of recovery after major burn, however its performance and validity in a population with a high volume of minor burns is uncertain.(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to determine if a scar quality is associated with quality of life (QoL) at six months post-burn and beyond. METHODS Quantile regression models adjusted for covariates were used to demonstrate the relationship of modified Vancouver Scar Scale (mVSS) total (with and without pigmentation) and the mVSS components, to the Burn(More)
OBJECTIVE After burn, patients are at risk of fatigue which may influence negatively their capacity to participate in activity, rehabilitation and other treatments. Fatigue may stem from the wound healing and systemic responses to burn which drive a hypermetabolic state that may persist for months. However, an established method is not available for(More)
The presence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis excretory secretory (ES) products was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of infected rats using a coagglutination assay. There was clear agglutination in 100% of CSF samples tested of the rats infected with third-stage larvae of A. cantonensis and neither of the 20 non-infected rats produced agglutination.(More)
BACKGROUND As minor burn patients constitute the vast majority of a developed nation case-mix, streamlining care for this group can promote efficiency from a service-wide perspective. This study tested the hypothesis that a predictive nomogram model that estimates likelihood of good long-term quality of life (QoL) post-burn is a valid way to optimise(More)