From Disability Category to a Focus on Functional Ability
Three of seven tests that are part of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery--the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test Revised (HVLT-R), and the Trail Making Test (TMT)--were found on regression analysis to be more predictive of functional ability
in 76 patients than in 34 healthy controls, said Ms.
In-hospital rehabilitation can influence a patient's functional ability
at and after hospital discharge because a patient's functional ability
after hospital discharge is closely related to functional ability
at hospital discharge.
After 18 months of treatment, patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease taking the drug failed to show a significant benefit on scales of cognitive decline and functional ability
compared with those taking a placebo, missing the study's two main goals.
Each athlete is given a two digit number: the first digit indicates the nature of the athlete's impairment while the second indicates the amount of functional ability
the athlete has.
Abstract: A model of vision rehabilitation that assumes that functional ability
will affect the emotional and psychosocial adjustment of older persons with visual impairments, and ultimately their quality of life, was assessed using structured equation modeling.
The median score on the HAQ, a validated measure of functional ability
, was 1.
Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries will receive an invitation in May to be part of a special study looking at the impact of age-related changes on functional ability
The main studies are on maladaptions of skeletal muscle in heart failure and type 2 diabetes and potential treatments, the impact of sarcopenia and resistance training on muscle strength and functional ability
in older adults, and the effects of aging on muscle strength.
In terms of functional disability, subjects considered their overall functional ability
(dependence on others) to be less recovered than the specific functional abilities (feeding, grooming, or toileting): 75% of the subjects stated that they were completely independent on others, whereas 92.
Also, the impact of implementing PAS on users' ratings of their workplace functional ability
It was observed that pain, physical strength (BPC, APC) functional ability
(walking, stairs climbing, stand-ups), quality of life and rate of recurrence improved significantly more in subjects treated with DMST than those treated with conventional method.