INCAT Disability Scale. Score. Arm Disability. Score. Leg Disability. 0. No upper limb problems. 0. Walking not affected. 1. Symptoms, in 1 arm or both arms, not. Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activity limitation. It is used frequently. ABSTRACT: Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropa- thy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activ- ity limitation.

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During these investigations, we questioned whether the ODSS, an instrument applied by clinicians, would have the best correlation with patients’ own judgement of their clinical condition, when compared with other disability scales.

Muscle Nerve 14 — Please review our privacy policy. Two hundred and one visits were completed. J Chron Dis Incah Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 72 — We can help you send a request to the authors directly.

Weaknesses of the scale include concerns about methodological quality of validation studies; failure to properly capture activity limitations due to proximal arm weakness, or fatigue; heavy individual item weighting; and poor sensitivity for detection of clinically important change. Ari Breiner University of Toronto Canada. Yale University Press, It is used frequently as a primary endpoint in inflammatory polyneuropathy clinical trials.


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INCAT disability score: a critical analysis of its measurement properties.

Published online Mar Assessments were carried out randomly. Please enter a personalized message to the authors. All but one mildly affected patient was initially treated with intravenous immunoglobulin Ig. These values showed a higher association with changes in ODSS: Still can’t find the full text of the article?

Ann Neurol 50 — Request Full-text from Authors. The leg scale highlights problems with walking, taking into account the use of a device. As the description of these analyses was rather complex, we decided to present the data as such, for clarity. Neurology 41 — The ethics committee of the Erasmus University Hospital approved the study.

The ODSS covers not only mobility disturbances but also upper limb dysfunction.

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Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Secondly, because the examined group consisted of only 20 patients, it is not clear whether the same rank ordering can be generated in a more substantial group of patients. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Strengths of the INCAT score diswbility evaluation of upper and lower limb dysfunction, ease of administration feasibilityhigh face validity, and high reliability. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Open in a separate window.


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A comprehensive critical analysis of its measurement properties has not been performed. Univariate linear regressions were carried out, including a restricted cubic spline function on independent variables see section Statistics and Herndon and Harrell; 14 intraclass correlation coefficients are shown. Ann Neurol 27 Suppl S21—S Please type a message to the paper’s authors to explain your need for the paper. J Peripher Nerv Syst Only shared with authors of paper.

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WHO, [ PubMed ]. With respect to the aims of this study, some methodological issues need to be considered. Muscle Nerve 28 93—