Comparison of Functional and Medical Assessment in the Classification of Persons with Spinal Cord InjuryBy Bednarczyk, B.Sc., R.P.T., Janet H., University of British Columbia Sanderson, Ph.D., David J., University of British Columbia; Journal of Rehabilitation, Vol. 30, No.
(Pages: 405-411) Publication Date: 1993
This paper discusses a study that compared the results for thirty subjects with spinal cord injuries when each subject was classified according three different medical and functional assessment systems: American Spinal Cord Association scale, Bracken scale, and wheelchair basketball sports test. The results, illustrated with a variety of graphs and tables, show that the systems provide differing assessments for many patients, and that the selection of a classification system may effect the results of clinical investigations.
Published by: National Rehabilitation Association (Website:http://www.nationalrehab.org)
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