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Functional and health assessments used in rheumatology occupational therapy: a review and United Kingdom survey

Hammond, A 1996, 'Functional and health assessments used in rheumatology occupational therapy: a review and United Kingdom survey' , British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59 (6) , pp. 254-259.

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Abstract

Reviews a functional and health status outcome measures used in rheumatology therapy research and practice. Looks at the results of a national survey conducted with rheumatology occupational therapies to identity which functional assessments are most used. The majority of respondents considered standardised assessments to be valuable in clinical practice. Over half used a standardised measure, with the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ), Modified HAQ and Barthel Index being the commonest. The reasons for non-use were mainly a lack of knowledge of assessments available or difficulty in accessing these. All departments using standardised assessments did so in conjunction with a non-standardised activities of daily living assessment, because the former were not considered to provide sufficient detail for treatment planning purposes.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0308-0226
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 14:44
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11414

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