Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Jan 4;274(1):45-52. Epub 2016 Apr 4.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Lessingstrasse 2, 07740, Jena, Germany.
Download full-text PDF
Laryngoscope 2016 07 30;126(7):1516-23. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.
Objectives/hypothesis: To describe changes of motor and nonmotor disabilities in patient with peripheral facial palsy (FP) during treatment using the patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) Facial Clinimetric Evaluation (FaCE), Facial Disability Index (FDI), and Short Form 36-Item Questionnaire (SF-36) and to analyze predictors for these changes
Study Design: Prospective, single-center longitudinal study.
Methods: One hundred twenty patients with FP underwent at least two PROMs between 2012 and 2015. Predictors for changes of the PROMs were analyzed univariately using Pearson's correlation and multivariately using linear regression models. Read More
Laryngorhinootologie 2015 Mar 4;94(3):163-8. Epub 2014 Aug 4.
HNO-Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Jena.
Background: A validated instrument to measure patient-related outcome and quality of life in facial palsy is not available in German language.
Methods: 2 appropriate questionnaires, the Facial Clinimetric Evaluation (FaCE) scale and the Facial Disability Index (FDI) were translated and validated according to international guidelines. The internal consistency of both German versions was assessed. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2015 Aug 28;272(8):2055-61. Epub 2015 Jan 28.
Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Radboud university medical center, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands,
This study aimed at validating an existing health-related quality of life questionnaire for patients with facial palsy for implementation in the Dutch language and culture. The Facial Clinimetric Evaluation Scale was translated into the Dutch language using a forward-backward translation method. A pilot test with the translated questionnaire was performed in 10 patients with facial palsy and 10 normal subjects. Read More
Phys Ther 2014 Sep 1;94(9):1327-36. Epub 2014 May 1.
E. Dalla Toffola, MD, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, and Rehabilitation Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. Mailing address: Rehabilitation Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy.
Background: The Facial Disability Index (FDI) is widely used for self-assessment of functional impairment and quality of life in patients with facial palsy.
Objective: The study aim was to complete the validation of the FDI by generating an Italian version (IT-FDI) and evaluating its clinimetric properties.
Design: This was a longitudinal, observational measurement study. Read More