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The Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS) is a 50-item outcome measure based on the framework and concepts of WHO's International Classification of Functioning. The FOCUS has been shown to capture participation-level changes associated with speech and language therapy in children 18 to 72 months old, and has established validity and reliability. However, there were reasons to try to reduce the measure without losing any of its proven value as a change-detecting instrument.
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Name: Child: care, health and development
To improve palliative care practice, the need for patients-reported outcome measures is increasing globally. The Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) is a streamlined outcome scale develope...
The article Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Italian version.
the electronic frailty index (eFI) has been developed and validated using routine primary care electronic health record data. The focus of the original big data study was on predictive validity as a f...
The Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ) claims to assess disrupted self-perception of the back. The aim of this study was to develop a German version of the FreBAQ (FreBAQ-G) and assess it...
A brief, three-factor structure for the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) has been identified that has stronger psychometric properties than the original four-factor EDE-Q structure. H...
The aim of this study was to translate the NCS from English into Chinese and determine the validity of this Chinese version.
The prospective study set forth to test Thai version CPOT and BPS for validity, reliability, and practicality. After translation, both pain scales were tested for concurrent validity, disc...
The aim of this study is to present the Turkish version of miniBESTest which evaluates the reasons of balance deficit and postural control. Accordingly, a practice of validity and reliabil...
There isn't specific Health related quality of life measure for children with DMD in French. The aim of this study is to validate the French version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Invent...
Increasing the number of Turkish version of the questionnaire evaluating hand use, adding the scales that evaluate the selective movements of the upper limb to the evaluations will increas...
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
A cardiac arrhythmia that is caused by interaction of two independently initiated cardiac impulses of different rates from two separate foci. Generally one focus is the SINOATRIAL NODE, the normal pacemaker. The ectopic focus is usually in the HEART VENTRICLE but can be in the HEART ATRIUM or the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE. Modulation of the parasystolic rhythm by the sinus rhythm depends on the completeness of entrance block surrounding the parasystolic focus.
Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.
Strains of MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS that are replication-defective and rapidly transforming. The envelope gene plays an essential role in initiating erythroleukemia (LEUKEMIA, ERYTHROBLASTIC, ACUTE), manifested by splenic foci, SPLENOMEGALY, and POLYCYTHEMIA. Spleen focus-forming viruses are generated by recombination with endogenous retroviral sequences.
The science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference and deals with the canons and criteria of validity in thought and demonstration. This system of reasoning is applicable to any branch of knowledge or study. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed & Sippl, Computer Dictionary, 4th ed)
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...