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  • 1.
    Adair, Brooke
    et al.
    Australian Catholic Univ, Ctr Disabil & Dev Res, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia..
    Ullenhag, Anna
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Rosenbaum, Peter
    McMaster Univ, Hamilton, ON, Canada..
    Granlund, Mats
    Jonkoping Univ, CHILD, SIDR, Sch Hlth Sci, Jonkoping, Sweden..
    Keen, Deb
    Griffith Univ, Autism Ctr Excellence, Mt Gravatt, Qld, Australia..
    Imms, Christine
    Australian Catholic Univ, Ctr Disabil & Dev Res, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia..
    Measures used to quantify participation in childhood disability and their alignment with the family of participation-related constructs: a systematic review2018In: Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, ISSN 0012-1622, E-ISSN 1469-8749, Vol. 60, no 11, p. 1101-1116Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    AimWe aimed to identify measures used to assess the participation of disabled children and to map the measures' content to the family of participation-related constructs (fPRC) to inform future research and practice. MethodSix databases were searched to identify measures used to assess participation in health, psychology, and education research. Included studies involved children aged 0 to 18 years with a permanent impairment or developmental disability and reported use of a quantitative measure of participation. A second search sought relevant literature about each identified measure (including published manuals) to allow a comprehensive understanding of the measure. Measurement constructs of frequently reported measures were then mapped to the fPRC. ResultsFrom an initial yield of 32 767 articles, 578 reported one or more of 118 participation measures. Of these, 51 measures were reported in more than one article (our criterion) and were therefore eligible for mapping to the fPRC. Twenty-one measures quantified aspects of participation attendance, 10 quantified aspects of involvement as discrete scales, and four quantified attendance and involvement in a manner that could not be separated. InterpretationImproved understanding of participation and its related constructs is developing rapidly; thoughtful selection of measures in research is critical to further our knowledge base.

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    Renbro, Gunnar
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Palpationsömhet i perifer nerv och känseltest med sporre på friska försökspersoner2010Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Leg pain is common and neuropathy (nerve disease) is one reason which probably is under diagnosed. Bimanual (bilateral) nerve palpation and sensory test with spurs has been shown to be quite reliable. Furthermore, the tests are straight forward detecting nerve disease but have not been tested on a healthy population.

    Purpose: The purpose was to investigate whether peripheral nerve palpation in fossa poplitea induces pain/discomfort, and if side difference exists in a sensibility test with spurs on the lower leg in healthy subjects.

    Method: A bimanual palpation test of the tibial and peroneal nerve in fossa poplitea and also a bimanual sensibility test with spurs of dermatome L4, L5 and S1 on the lower leg were carried out. In order to find healthy subjects a purposive sampling was made. A total of 37 subjects between 20 and 57 years with a median age of 23 participated in the study.

    Results: At the palpation test the intensity of pain/discomfort had a median of 1 (range 3) in the 11 degrees of pain scale. A large part estimated differences between the sides in both the palpation test (11 of 37) and the sensibility test with spur (25 of 37). There was no significant difference between the sexes.

    Conclusion: When performing these nerve tests it is important to keep in mind that even healthy individuals might perceive some pain/discomfort as well as side difference. However, we need more studies to confirm these results.

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