The Upper Limb Functional Index: development and determination of reliability, validity, and responsiveness.

@article{Gabel2006TheUL,
  title={The Upper Limb Functional Index: development and determination of reliability, validity, and responsiveness.},
  author={Charles Philip Gabel and Lori Ann Michener and Brendan Burkett and Anne H. Neller},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={328-48; quiz 349}
}
PURPOSE Current upper limb regional self-report outcome measures are criticized for poor clinical utility, including length, ease, and time to complete and score, missing responses, and poor psychometric properties. To address these concerns a new measure, the Upper Limb Functional Index (ULFI), was developed with reliability, validity, and responsiveness being determined in a prospective study. METHODS Patients from nine Australian outpatient settings completed the ULFI and two established… CONTINUE READING

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