|Title:||Psychometric Properties of the Modified Emory Functional Ambulation Profile in Stroke Patients||Authors:||LIAW, LIH-JIUN
|Keywords:||RIVERMEAD MOBILITY INDEX;CLINICAL GAIT;RELIABILITY;REHABILITATION;VELOCITY;RECOVERY||Issue Date:||2006||Journal Volume:||v.20||Journal Issue:||n.5||Start page/Pages:||429-437||Source:||CLINICAL REHABILITATION||Abstract:||
Objective: To examine the test convergent and predictive validity and responsiveness of the modified Emory Functional Ambulation Profile (mEFAP) in assessing gait function in stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. Subjects: Forty subacute stroke inpatients were enrolled in the validity and responsiveness study. Twenty chronic patients participated in the reliability study. Setting: Rehabilitation department of a medical centre. Design: In the validity and responsiveness study, patients were tested using the mEFAP, 10-m walking speed test, Barthel Index and Rivermead Mobility Index at admission and at discharge. For the reliability study, the patients completed the mEFAP twice one week apart. Results: The patients’ performances on the mEFAP were moderately to highly correlated with results of the 10-m walking speed test and Rivermead Mobility Index( absolute correlation coefficients ]/0.67), indicating good convergent validity. Patients’ performance on the mEFAP at admission was moderately correlated with the Barthel Index and Rivermead Mobility Index scores at discharge (Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients / /0.52 and /0.78, respectively), indicating good predictive validity. The standardized response mean of the mEFAP was 1. 1 (PB/0.0001) , suggesting good responsiveness. The intraclass correlation coefficient ICC(3,1) for the mEFAP was 0.997, indicating excellent test reliability. Conclusions: Our results provide strong evidence that the mEFAP has good reliability, validity and responsiveness for assessing stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. The mEFAP is a useful scale for measuring walking function and recovery in stroke patients.
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