The disability rating index : an instrument for the assessment of disability in clinical settings.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an instrument for assessment of physical disability, mainly intended for clinical settings, the Disability Rating Index (DRI).
Healthy persons (n=1092), both white and blue collar workers, and patients (n=366) with different levels of physical capacity, were assessed.
Most of the patients (n=303) underwent rehabilitation programmes for neck/shoulder/low-back pain but some (n=47) were arthritis patients waiting for hip or knee replacement surgery, or wheelchair patients with multiple sclerosis (n=16).
The reliability was investigated by test-retest studies, intra-and inter-rater and internal consistency studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Echelle évaluation, Capacité fonctionnelle, Aptitude physique, Questionnaire, Validation test, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Douleur, Homme, Méthode étude, Psychométrie, Disability Rating Index Spangfort
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation scale, Functional capacity, Physical fitness, Questionnaire, Test validation, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Pain, Human, Investigation method, Psychometrics
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Cote : 95-0051825
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.