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Effect of Training on Patient Self-Assessment of Joint Counts in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review.

ACR Open Rheumatol 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Arthritis Research Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Objective: Patient self-assessed joint counts, if accurate and reliable, could potentially serve as a useful clinical assessment tool in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This systematic review examines the effect of patient training on the inter-rater reliability of joint counts between patients and clinicians.

Methods: The review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Read More

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September 2021

Psychometric properties of trunk impairment scale in children with spastic diplegia.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 17;11(1):18529. Epub 2021 Sep 17.

Department of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) is a valid and reliable tool to assess trunk impairment in children with heterogeneous cerebral palsy. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the TIS in assessing children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The sample was a total of 30 subjects (15 = boys, 15 = girls). Read More

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September 2021

Observing the Working Alliance in Videoconferencing Psychotherapy for Alcohol Addiction: Reliability and Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory Short Revised Observer.

Front Psychol 2021 31;12:647814. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

Human Sciences Institute, Psychology Department, Center for Research, Intervention, and Evaluation for Alcohol and Drugs, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the mental health and alcohol consumption of individuals. Videoconferencing psychotherapy has become a fundamental mode of treatment for people with alcohol use disorders. However, there are still doubts about its effectiveness and the therapeutic relationship. Read More

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The Clinical Respiratory Score: Investigating the Reliability of an Asthma Scoring Tool across a Multidisciplinary Team.

J Asthma 2021 Sep 16:1-10. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Texas Childrens Hosp, Pediatric emergency medicine, United States.

Background: Asthma scoring tools are used by emergency department (ED) teams to communicate severity of illness. Although most have been validated, none has been found to be sufficiently valid to allow for use across a multidisciplinary team managing pediatric asthma exacerbations.

Objective: We sought to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of the Clinical Respiratory Score (CRS) among all members of an ED care team. Read More

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September 2021

The added value of an artificial intelligence system in assisting radiologists on indeterminate BI-RADS 0 mammograms.

Eur Radiol 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Radiology, Shenzhen People's Hospital, Shenzhen, 518020, Guangdong, China.

Objectives: To investigate the value of an artificial intelligence (AI) system in assisting radiologists to improve the assessment accuracy of BI-RADS 0 cases in mammograms.

Methods: We included 34,654 consecutive digital mammography studies, collected between January 2011 and January 2019, among which, 1088 cases from 1010 unique patients with initial BI-RADS 0 assessment who were recalled during 2 years of follow-up were used in this study. Two mid-level radiologists retrospectively re-assessed these BI-RADS 0 cases with the assistance of an AI system developed by us previously. Read More

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September 2021

Validation of the Interagency Integrated Triage Tool in a resource-limited, urban emergency department in Papua New Guinea: a pilot study.

Lancet Reg Health West Pac 2021 Aug 22;13:100194. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Director of Academic Programs, Emergency & Trauma Centre, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia,Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Background: The Interagency Integrated Triage Tool (IITT) is a three-tier triage system designed for resource-limited emergency care (EC) settings. This study sought to assess the validity and reliability of a pilot version of the tool in an urban emergency department (ED) in Papua New Guinea.

Methods: A pragmatic observational study was conducted at Gerehu General Hospital in Port Moresby, commencing eight weeks after IITT implementation. Read More

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The radiographic relationship between the cortical overlap view (COV) and the tip of the greater trochanter.

Sci Rep 2021 Sep 15;11(1):18404. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Institute of Orthopedics, Lerdsin Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

For proximal femoral nailing, choosing the proper entry point with the aid of C-arm imaging is crucial. Therefore, obtaining accurate radiological views that facilitate sound identification of the tip of the greater trochanter (GT) is of utmost importance. The aim of this study was to define a radiological view characterised by reproducible radiographic landmarks which will allow the reliable identification of the tip of the GT in the anteroposterior view. Read More

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September 2021

Assessment of pharyngeal motor function using a novel velopharyngeal squeeze maneuver and a novel endoscopic pharyngeal contraction grade scale in patients with dysphagia after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Head Neck 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.

Background: To investigate a novel velopharyngeal squeeze maneuver (VPSM) and novel endoscopic pharyngeal contraction grade (EPCG) scale for the evaluation of pharyngeal motor function.

Methods: During endoscopic examination of 77 post-irradiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients and control subjects, VPSM was rated and lateral pharyngeal wall movement graded with EPCG scale during swallowing. Pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR) measured by videofluoroscopy was used for correlation. Read More

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September 2021

Correction to: The evaluation of Rolimeter, KLT, KiRA and KT-1000 arthrometer in healthy individuals shows acceptable intra-rater but poor inter-rater reliability in the measurement of anterior tibial knee translation.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Medical Informatics and Technology, ISAG, Research Unit for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention, Private University for Health Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria.

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September 2021

Magnetic resonance imaging does not reliably detect Kaplan fiber injury in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament tear.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Road, San Antonio, TX, 78234, USA.

Purpose: There has been a continued effort to better understand the role Kaplan fiber injury plays in persistent instability following ACL tears. However, the prevalence of these injuries remains poorly understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to define the prevalence of Kaplan fiber injury in the setting of complete anterior cruciate ligament tear using a commonly used grading system for assessing ligament injuries. Read More

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September 2021

Inter-rater reliability of the neonatal adverse event severity scale using real-world Neonatal clinical trial data.

J Perinatol 2021 Sep 14. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Objective: The Neonatal Adverse Event Severity Scale (NAESS) was developed to improve scoring of neonatal adverse events (AEs) and accelerate neonatal drug development. This is the first validation study of the novel tool.

Study Design: Retrospective validation study assessing the inter-rater reliability (IRR) of the NAESS. Read More

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September 2021

Empowering patients: simplifying discharge instructions.

BMJ Open Qual 2021 Sep;10(3)

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

Patients who do not have enough information about their discharge plans have decreased treatment compliance, decreased patient safety, increased emergency department (ED) recidivism, and poor satisfaction. This project aimed to develop and implement a method to assess and improve patient understanding of treatment and discharge plan in the ED. The authors developed a questionnaire to assess patient knowledge using Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Joint Commission recommendations, areas of communication deficits reported in other manuscripts, and ED staff and provider input. Read More

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September 2021

Chest Radiograph Scoring Alone or Combined with Other Risk Scores for Predicting Outcomes in COVID-19.

Radiology 2021 Sep 14:210986. Epub 2021 Sep 14.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Background Radiographic severity may predict patient deterioration and outcomes from COVID-19 pneumonia. Purpose To assess the reliability and reproducibility of three chest radiograph reporting systems (RALE, Brixia, and percentage opacification) in proven SARS-CoV-2 and examine the ability of these scores to predict adverse outcomes both alone and in conjunction with two clinical scoring systems: NEWS2 and ISARIC-4C mortality. Materials and Methods This retrospective cohort study used routinely collected clinical data of PCR-positive SARS-CoV-2 patients admitted to a single UK center from February 2020 until July 2020. Read More

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September 2021

Reliability and Validity of the UMove Mobility Screen.

J Nurs Meas 2021 Sep 13. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Background And Purpose: The UMove Mobility Screen (UMove) was developed to help bedside nurses accurately assess patient's mobility.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess reliability and validity of the UMove.

Methods: Interclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and alpha coefficient was completed to assess was based on internal consistency and inter-rater reliability. Read More

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September 2021

How is Video Efficient to Diagnose Sport-Related Concussion? A Cross-Sectional Study in the French TOP14 Rugby Championship.

Clin J Sport Med 2021 Sep 8. Epub 2021 Sep 8.

Georges Charpak Human Biomecanics Institute, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Paris, France; Departement of Rhumatology and Rehabilitation, Hopitaux Nationaux de Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maurice, France; APHP, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research, Bichat Hospital, Paris, France; INSERM CIC-EC 1425, Bichat Hospital, Paris, France; Medical Department, Association Sportive Montferrandaise Clermont Auvergne (ASM CA), Clermont- Ferrand, France; Ligue Nationale de Rugby, Paris, France; Denis Diderot Paris 7 Medical Faculty Paris, France; and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Department of Neurosurgery, Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France.

Objective: To describe the frequency of clinical signs and the accuracy of video diagnosis of sport-related concussion.

Design: An observational cross-sectional study.

Setting And Participants: Videos from a database of all suspected sport-related concussion in TOP14 matches (French professional male rugby Championship) were used, from 2012 to 2015 seasons. Read More

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September 2021

Orthodontic apps: an assessment of quality (using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS)) and behaviour change techniques (BCTs).

Prog Orthod 2021 Sep 13;22(1):25. Epub 2021 Sep 13.

Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Background: Apps have been shown to be an effective tool in changing patients' behaviours in orthodontics and can be used to improve their compliance with treatment. The Behaviour Change Techniques (BCTs) and quality (using MARS) within these apps have previously not been published.

Objectives: 1. Read More

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September 2021

Validation of Complete Hindi Version of Douleur Neuropathique 4 Questionnaire for Assessment of Neuropathic Pain.

Indian J Palliat Care 2021 Apr-Jun;27(2):257-263. Epub 2021 Aug 12.

Dr BRA IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Objectives: The Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) questionnaire is a widely used tool for the diagnosis of neuropathic pain (NP). The aim was to validate the Complete Hindi version of DN4 (CH-DN4) questionnaire.

Materials And Methods: A systematic translation process was used to translate the original English DN4 into Hindi. Read More

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Role of affective reactivity induced by cigarette packaging including graphic warning labels: the CASA Study.

Tob Control 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.

Objective: To identify whether three types of cigarette pack designs, including three versions of graphic warning label (GWL) plain packs, one GWL absent and branding absent pack (blank) and the smoker's own GWL absent and branding present pack (US), elicit different valence, type and levels of affect.

Design: US daily smokers (n=324) were asked to handle each of the five pack types and 'think aloud' their reactions. To avoid a muted familiarity response, exposure to their own US pack followed exposure to at least one GWL plain pack. Read More

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September 2021

Reliability and validity of subjective radiologist reporting of temporal changes in lumbar spine MRI findings.

PM R 2021 Sep 12. Epub 2021 Sep 12.

Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia.

Background: The importance of lumbar findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains controversial. Temporal changes in lumbar MRI findings over time may provide important insights into the causes of low back pain. However, the reliability and validity of temporal changes is unknown. Read More

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September 2021

Psychometrics of the observational scales of the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation (USER): Content and structural validity, internal consistency and reliability.

Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2021 Aug 26;97:104509. Epub 2021 Aug 26.

Department of Medicine for Older People Amsterdam University Medical Centres - VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Vivium Zorggroep Naarden, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Introduction: Establish content and structural validity, internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, and measurement error of the physical and cognitive scales of the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation clinical Rehabilitation (USER) in geriatric rehabilitation.

Material And Methods: First, an expert consensus-meeting (N=7) was organised for content validity wherein scale content validity index (CVI) was measured. Second, in a sample of geriatric rehabilitation patient structural validity (N=616) was assessed by confirmatory factor analyses for exploring unidimensionality. Read More

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Ultrasound imaging of quadriceps muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis: The test-retest and inter-rater reliability and concurrent validity of echo intensity measurement.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2021 Sep 1;56:102453. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Echo intensity(EI) on ultrasonography images of skeletal muscle reflects muscle composition.

Objectives: The primary aim of the study was to investigate the inter-rater and test-retest reliability of EI using grayscale histogram analysis of the cross-sectional area of quadriceps femoris(QF) muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis(KOA). The secondary aim of the study was to determine the concurrent validity of the Free Hand Tool(FHT) when compared to Rectangular Marquee Tool(RMT) for calculating the region of interest(ROI) in ImageJ. Read More

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September 2021

The Imperial Joint Line Congruency Measurement is a valuable tool in total knee arthroplasty.

PLoS One 2021 10;16(9):e0257325. Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Preservation of joint line height is an important factor in post-operative function after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). This is the first study investigating the reliability of the novel Imperial Joint Line Congruency Measurement (IJLCM) technique for the assessment of joint line height using plain radiographs.

Methods: The reliability of two techniques used to measure joint line height on pre-operative and post-operative plain radiographs is presented. Read More

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September 2021

Cross-cultural adaptation into italian and validation of the Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment-2.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center, Valduce Hospital, Costa Masnaga, Lecco, Italy.

Background: A comprehensive evaluation of dysarthria is required to make an accurate differential diagnosis with other communication disorders and plan effective rehabilitation programs. The Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment-2 (FDA-2) is a valid, reliable and widely-used protocol for the assessment of dysarthria. An Italian version of the FDA-2 is currently lacking. Read More

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September 2021

Specifying who delivers behaviour change interventions: development of an Intervention Source Ontology.

Wellcome Open Res 2021 8;6:77. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London, London, WC1E 7HB, UK.

  Identifying how behaviour change interventions are delivered, including by whom, is key to understanding intervention effectiveness. However, information about who delivers interventions is reported inconsistently in intervention evaluations, limiting communication and knowledge accumulation. This paper reports a method for consistent reporting: The Intervention Source Ontology. Read More

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Medical-Surgical Patients' and Registered Nurses' Satisfaction and Comprehensiveness of Patient Assessment Using the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment Tool.

Pain Manag Nurs 2021 Sep 4. Epub 2021 Sep 4.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Waxahachie, Texas.

Background: The pain experience is complex, and nurses are challenged to objectively assess and document patients' subjective reports of pain. There is a clear need for an assessment tool that is easy to use and provides meaningful, actionable information for patients and nurses.

Aims: This study explored nurses' and patients' satisfaction with the Clinically Aligned Pain Assessment (CAPA) as well as nurses' charting. Read More

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September 2021

Validity and reliability of the block method for measuring thoracic hyperkyphosis.

Physiother Theory Pract 2021 Sep 7:1-8. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the concurrent validity of the block method as compared with the gold standard (Cobb's method). An additional aim was to examine the intra- and inter-rater reliability of expert and novice assessors using the block method.

Methods: In a cross-sectional study, we enrolled 62 participants with hyperkyphosis aged ≥10 years, with hyperkyphosis defined as one or more blocks. Read More

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September 2021

Inter-rater reliability of occupational exposure assessment in a case-control study of female breast cancer.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2021 Sep 7:1-14. Epub 2021 Sep 7.

Health Innovation and Evaluation Hub, University of Montreal Hospital Centre Research Centre (CRCHUM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The objective of this paper was to estimate the inter-rater reliability of expert assessments of occupational exposures. An inter-rater reliability sub-study was conducted within a population-based case-control study of postmenopausal breast cancer. Detailed information on lifetime occupational histories was obtained from participants and two industrial hygienists assigned exposures to 185 jobs using a checklist of 293 agents. Read More

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September 2021

Validation of the German version of the needs assessment tool: progressive disease-heart failure.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2021 Sep 6;19(1):214. Epub 2021 Sep 6.

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Background: The Needs Assessment Tool: Progressive Disease-Heart Failure (NAT: PD-HF) is a tool created to assess the needs of people living with heart failure and their informal caregivers to assist delivering care in a more comprehensive way that addresses actual needs that are unmet, and to improve quality of life. In this study, we aimed to (1) Translate the tool into German and culturally adapt it. (2) Assess internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, and test-retest reliability of the German NAT: PD-HF. Read More

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September 2021

Cultural adaptation and validation of the Survivor Unmet Needs Survey Short-Form among cancer patients in China.

Nurs Open 2021 05 2;8(3):1098-1107. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Aim: Cancer patients have long been found to have multiple types of unmet needs during their survivorship. Composite psychological instruments are essential for measuring the unmet needs of cancer patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Short-Form Survivor Unmet Needs Survey (SF-SUNS)-Chinese version. Read More

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Assessing procedural pain in infants: a feasibility study evaluating a point-of-care mobile solution based on automated facial analysis.

Lancet Digit Health 2021 Sep 1. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Curtin Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Bentley, WA, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The management of procedural pain in infants is suboptimal, in part, compounded by the scarcity of a simple, accurate, and reliable method of assessing such pain. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the PainChek Infant, a point-of-care mobile application that uses automated facial evaluation and analysis in the assessment of procedural pain in infants.

Methods: Video recordings of 40 infants were randomly chosen from a purposely assembled digital library of 410 children undergoing immunisation as part of their standard care in Prishtina, Kosovo, between April 4, 2017, and July 11, 2018. Read More

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September 2021