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Disability and Rehabilitation

 
     
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Evaluation of function, disability and participation of patients with motor neuron disease
Barbara Bocker1, Constanze Schueler2, Norman Best3, Ulrich Christian Smolenski4
1MD, Representative, Institute for Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
2Doctoral candidate, Institute for Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
3MD, senior physician, Institute for Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
4MD Prof, Director, Institute for Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.

Article ID: 100024D05BB2016
doi:10.5348/D05-2016-24-OA-20

Address correspondence to:
Dr. Barbara Bocker
Institute for Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Germany, D-07740 Jena
Am Klinikum 1, D-07740
Jena

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Bocker B, Schueler C, Best N, Smolenski UC. Evaluation of function, disability and participation of patients with motor neuron disease. Edorium J Disabil Rehabil 2016;2:164–171.


Abstract
Aims: To objective the symptoms and estimate the necessity of technical or social aid as well as to receive parameters for treatment, this evaluation was carried out. The aim is the preparation of core sets for patients with motor neuron diseases.
Methods: Data sources were found in PubMed: published in the last 50 years; Languages: German and English. After a systematic literature review, two independent reviewers scored the significance of the published studies by 14 criteria including study design, outcome measures, follow-up, data analysis and presentation.
Results: 36 significant studies with control group: self-estimated life quality and emotion are the most frequent items which were investigated. In contrast to this frequency, the studies with reference to mobility, emotion and activities of daily life are most significant. The result is a proposal of ICF core set by the use of different specific and general items.
Conclusion: In literature, there does not exist any assessment or setting which distinguish the function and disability of the polio patients on the whole. So the developed ICF core set may be a possibility to objectify the motor neuron disease after its multidisciplinary confirmation.

Keywords: Disability, Evaluation, Motor neuron disease


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Author Contributions:
Barbara Bocker – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Norman Best – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Constanze Schueler – Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Ulrich Smolenski – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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