Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

Validation of the Early Functional Abilities scale: An assessment of four dimensions in early recovery after traumatic brain injury

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. Exoskeleton gait training after spinal cord injury: An exploratory study on secondary health conditions

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Effect of postsurgical rehabilitation programmes in patients operated for lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Reliability of the 2- and 6-minute walk tests in neuromuscular diseases

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. Danish translation and linguistic validation of the multidimensional dyspnea profile

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Sleep and agitation during subacute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: A scoping review

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review

  3. Fundamentals of care: klinik, uddannelse, ledelse og forskning

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBog

  4. F.O.T.T.- konceptet

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiFormidling

  5. Rehabilitering ved dysfagi

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiFormidling

Vis graf over relationer

OBJECTIVE: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the restoration of brain function after brain injury, based on 4 dimensions. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the validity, objectivity, reliability and measurement precision of the Early Functional Abilities scale by Rasch model item analysis. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between the Early Functional Abilities scale and the Functional Independence Measurement™, in order to establish the criterion validity of the Early Functional Abilities scale and to compare the sensitivity of measurements using the 2 instruments.

METHODS: The Rasch analysis was based on the assessment of 408 adult patients at admission to sub-acute rehabilitation in Copenhagen, Denmark after traumatic brain injury.

RESULTS: The Early Functional Abilities scale provides valid and objective measurement of vegetative (autonomic), facio-oral, sensorimotor and communicative/cognitive functions. Removal of one item from the sensorimotor scale confirmed unidimensionality for each of the 4 subscales, but not for the entire scale. The Early Functional Abilities subscales are sensitive to differences between patients in ranges in which the Functional Independence Measurement™ has a floor effect.

CONCLUSION: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the early recovery of important aspects of brain function after traumatic brain injury, but is not unidimensional. We recommend removal of the "standing" item and calculation of summary subscales for the separate dimensions.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vol/bind50
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)165-172
ISSN1650-1977
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018

ID: 52396349