Measurement in Neurological Rehabilitation (Oxford Medical Publications)

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The majority of people in the community with moderate to severe disability have neurological diseases. This book focuses on the use of standard measures in the management of people with disability arising from neurological conditions and will therefore be of interest to anyone involved with helping such individuals. It starts by outlining the World Health Organization model of impairment, disability, and handicap, and then discusses some general principles underlying the use of measures. Specific areas such as the assessment of mobility are also discussed. Copies of the commonly used measures are included so that readers can decide for themselves which measures are of most use to them, and to enable them to interpret the results of other people's work. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on the use of measures in practical day-to-day work. The book will be particularly useful for anyone involved in service audit or evaluation, and anyone planning future services.

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Derick T. Wade, Consultant in Neurological Disability, Rivermead Rehabiliation Centre, and Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

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'a very good reference book for all nurses working in specialist neurological rehabilitation units ... The layout of the book is clear and the text is well indexed and well referenced with the measurement scales well illustrated. This is an essential book to keep in any neurological rehabilitation unit as a reference for all therapists. It also represents good value for money' Nursing Times

'essential reading' Michele Harms, MSc MCSP, Physiotherapy, November 1992

'The book will be invaluable for anyone involved in service provision, audit, evaluation, research, or planning future services for patients with neurological disability.' Lynne Turner-Stokes, Quality in Health Care, Volume 1 (September) 1992

'This book is essential reading to those of us who are managing patients with neurological disease, whether in the acute rehabilitation or the continuing care phase of care. It will be valuable for those in clinical research, for those designing clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Nowadays it will be of particular use to those interested in audit and evaluation of services. it is clearly written, well produced and well indexed. I think it represents good value for money, especially in its paperback version.' Martin Dennis, University of Edinburgh, Neuromuscular Disorders, Volume 2, No. 4, 1992

`This textbook is very easy to use, has an excellent reference section, and is packed with information that would be invaluable to anybody who is working in neurological rehabilitation.'British Journal of Occupational Therapy

'Evaluation depends on measurement. Derick Wade's book is therefore apposite and timely. This book makes neurological measurement in rehabilitation accesible to many people ranging from doctors, nurses and therapists, to research workers, planners and managers. Every department of rehabilitation medicine, neurology and medicine for the elderly should have one.' Eleanor Arie, Age and Ageing, Vol. 22, No. 6, Nov '93

`Derick Wade is in fullest command of his subject, and I would expect that therapists for whom this book has been written will turn to its pages frequently for the practical assistance it offers. I have no doubt that those working in neuropsychological or physical rehabilitation will be delighted to have so many questionnaires, rating scales, and tests readily available or accurately described in one book. I know of no other book remotely similar where one can find full descriptions of such a variety of tools, ranging from a coma scale to measures of behaviour, mood, social interaction, and quality of life.' Barbara A. Wilson, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge

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