INCAT Disability Scale. Score. Arm Disability. Score. Leg Disability. 0. No upper limb problems. 0. Walking not affected. 1. Symptoms, in 1 arm or both arms, not. Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activity limitation. It is used frequently. ABSTRACT: Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropa- thy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activ- ity limitation.

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Epub May Weaknesses of the disabilitu include concerns about methodological quality of validation studies; failure to properly capture activity limitations due to proximal arm weakness, or fatigue; heavy individual item weighting; and poor sensitivity for detection of clinically important change.

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National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Test procedures and treatment All participants gave informed consent before the study. World Health Organization International jncat of impairments, disabilities, and handicaps. Intravenous immunoglobulin versus intravenous methylprednisolone for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Follow us on Twitter or Facebook infat stay on top of the latest in scientific research.

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The ODSS svore good construct validity with reliability values ranging from 0. Erasmus Medical Centre, Muscle Nerve 14 — References Supplied by CrossRef. Twelve patients with CIDP responsive to intravenous Ig needed interval treatment with intravenous Ig to maintain the achieved improvement.

INCAT disability score: a critical analysis of its measurement properties.

Support Center Support Center. Understanding the consequences of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy from impairments to activity and participation restrictions and reduced quality of life: Long-term remission of CIDP after pulsed dexamethasone or short-term prednisolone treatment Eftimov et al.

Still can’t find the full text of the article? Please type a message to the paper’s authors to explain your need for the paper. Firstly, univariate linear regression analyses for the GBS Disability and Rankin Scales were carried out, although these are ordinal measures. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation With respect to the aims of this study, some methodological issues need to be considered.

During these investigations, we questioned whether the ODSS, an instrument applied by clinicians, would have the best correlation with patients’ own judgement of their clinical condition, when compared with other disability scales. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Evaluating neurological outcome measures: WHO, [ PubMed ]. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.


Muscle Nerve 28 93— A higher correlation with ODSS changes was also found in the rating scores of the patients.

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Only shared with authors of paper. Randomized controlled trial of intravenous immunoglobulin versus oral prednisolone in chronic inflammatory scoree polyradiculoneuropathy Hughes et al. Critical analysis of measurement properties. Please review our privacy policy. Strengths of the INCAT score include evaluation of upper and lower limb dysfunction, ease of administration feasibilityhigh face validity, and high reliability.

INCAT disability score: a critical analysis of its measurement properties.

Published online Mar These values showed a higher association with changes in ODSS: A methodological framework for assessing health indices Kirshner et al. J Peripher Nerv Syst The leg scale highlights problems with walking, taking into account the use of a device. All patients experienced deficits in daily functional activities. The ODSS covers not only mobility disturbances but also upper limb dysfunction.

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