Use of standardized activities of daily living rating scales in spinal cord injury and disease services.

  title={Use of standardized activities of daily living rating scales in spinal cord injury and disease services.},
  author={Andrew Harry Watson and Elizabeth M Kanny and Douglas M White and Dimitri Anson},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  volume={49 3},
OBJECTIVE Although standardized activities of daily living (ADL) rating scales offer advantages in reliability and consistency of reporting, the literature has revealed that most occupational therapists tend to use informal assessments and reporting methods. This study investigated the use of standardized ADL rating scales by occupational therapists who treat patients with spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D). METHOD Fifty-two SCI/D rehabilitation sites were selected by stratified random… CONTINUE READING

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