Comparing and validating measurements of dependability attributes

T.), College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and Department of Psychology, De Paul University, Chicago, Ill (C.-F. Reliability (interrater reliability and internal consistency) and validity (concurrent validity, convergent validity, and predictive validity) of each measure were examined. H.) and the School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy (P.-F. One hundred twenty-three stroke patients were followed up prospectively with the 3 balance measures 14, 30, 90, and 180 days after stroke onset (DAS).The second part of the protocol was a validity and responsiveness study.

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The PASS showed slightly better psychometric characteristics than the other 2 measures.

adapted items from the FM-B and developed a new scale, the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS), for measuring balance function in stroke patients.

To be clinically useful, a scale must be scientifically sound in terms of 3 basic psychometric properties: reliability, validity, and responsiveness. First, these studies did not compare the properties of different balance measures on the same cohort of patients.

T.), College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and Department of Psychology, De Paul University, Chicago, Ill (C.-F. The FM-B and BBS showed a significant floor or ceiling effect at some DAS points, whereas the PASS did not show these effects.

H.) and the School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy (P.-F. A comparison of the responsiveness of each of the 3 measures was made on the basis of the entire group of patients and 3 separate groups classified by degree of neurological severity.

The therapists administered the assessments in a random order within a 24-hour period to minimize the effects of a possible spontaneous recovery.

The therapists who administered these tests were blinded to each other’s results.

Second, most of the subjects in previous studies were tested only up to 3 months after stroke onset.

Therefore, information is lacking on whether these balance measures are appropriate for assessing patients after that stage.

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