Search for dissertations about: "smallest detectable change"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words smallest detectable change.

  1. 1. Measurement of outcome in lumbar spine surgery : Validity and interpretability of frequently used outcome measures in the Swespine register

    Author : Catharina Parai; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; spine register; disc herniation; spinal stenosis; degenerative disc disorder; patient-reported outcome measure; Global Assessment; minimal important change; smallest detectable change; retest reliability; non-response to follow-up; attrition; measurement of change;

    Abstract : BACKGROUND. The purpose of elective lumbar spine surgery is mainly to reduce pain and to improve physical function and quality of life. The quality and results of the interventions are monitored in the Swedish spine register, Swespine. READ MORE

  2. 2. The assisting hand assessment : Continued development, psychometrics and longitudinal use

    Author : Marie Holmefur; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Assisting Hand Assessment; measurement; hand function; children; unilateral cerebral palsy; hemiplegia; longitudinal; psychometrics; Rasch analysis;

    Abstract : For most people, using both hands together is a natural part of everyday activities. But for children with a unilateral disability in the arm and hand, activities requiring two hands are often a challenge. In order to evaluate interventions that optimize the use of the affected or assisting hand, valid and reliable measures are needed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hand assessment for infants : development, internal scale validity, reliability and normative reference values

    Author : Linda Ek; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Infants use their hands to explore the world and neural event in the developing brain can affect the infant’s ability to use the hands. An infant that has suffered a brain lesion may show clinical signs of unilateral cerebral palsy as early as at three months of age, however, to quantify an asymmetric hand use and evaluate the results of early interventions there is a need for assessment tools producing valid and reliable measures. READ MORE