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Geriatric Neuro

Outcome Measures

QuestionAnswer
Developed as a way to quantitatively measure recovery from hemiplegia/paresis post stroke, The higher the score = the better, Assesses motor function at the joints of the upper and lower extreme...what test? Fugl-Meyer post-stroke assessment of physical performance
Standardized neurologic exam,test for the presence of neurologic signs in each of the major arteries of the brain, primarily for RESEARCH on ACUTE Stroke,Low score = good outcome; high score = bad outcome NIHSS (NIH Stroke Scale)
Patient interview(30 Qs),Questionnaire about ADLs, Administered during different time periods of CI therapy protocol. MAL(motor activity log)
This is a collection or data elements that is used to assess home health pts. It is completed every 60 days of service, at transfer, and discharge. This item address almost every aspect of care. OASIS C
This test can be used with general populations and is used to measure perceived health status and risk. SF-36(36 item short form health survey)
This test is used to assess the level of independence of a pt with ADLs such as personal care and mobility. Target pop=stroke, SCI, neuro conditions, cardiac problems, and others with limited independence. Barthel Index
This test is designed to assess motor ability of pts with moderate to severe UE motor deficits and is a primary outcome measure for CI therapy. Wolf motor function test
This allows the PT to address problems not communicated by the pt, addresses prevention, provides payers with better justifications for interventions, encompasses the nagi model, and uses EBP. HOAC II
This is a self report measure that is used to measure physical function, disability, and symptoms of people with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity. DASH(disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand)
What is the best test for predicting falls in this population? Berg Balance Scale
A score of 30 on the berg would indicate what level of risk for falls? medium
T or F: the Tinetti/POMA is a good predictor of falls in the older population? F
What time on the TUG is predictive of ‘fallers’? 13.5 or 14 seconds
Name two self report measures for a patient’s confidence in performing daily activities? FES and ABC
T or F: a consensus exists on specific type, frequency, intensity of exercise for fall reduction? F
Created by: txst fall 2009
 

 



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