The spinal cord independence measure: how much change is clinically significant for spinal cord injury subjects.

  title={The spinal cord independence measure: how much change is clinically significant for spinal cord injury subjects.},
  author={Giorgio Scivoletto and Federica Tamburella and Letizia Laurenza and Marco Molinari},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={35 21},
PURPOSE To calculate the clinical significance of the SCIM III according to distribution-based approaches. METHOD Retrospective review of the charts of 255 patients with registration of the total SCIM and of the four subscales. Clinical significance was calculated per several distribution-based approaches. The calculated clinical significance was compared with improvements by the patients to determine the percentage of patients who achieved significant improvement. RESULTS An improvement of… CONTINUE READING

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