Professional Links

BASS actively promotes the study of spinal disorders with particular attention to the surgical treatment of spinal disease and disorders. The society will stimulate research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of spinal disease. It will liaise with relevant government, educational, professional and public bodies relevant to all spinal disorders. For more details visit: www.spinesurgeons.ac.uk/

The British Scoliosis Society was established in 1975 to advance the study of, research into and treatment of scoliosis and spinal deformities for the public benefit. The object of the British Scoliosis Society is to provide an open forum for Scoliosis surgeons, Scientists and Health Care Professionals to engage in debate about scoliosis aetiology, pathogenesis and treatment and the presentation and encouragement of scoliosis research. For more details visit: http://www.britscoliosissoc.org.uk/


The aims of EuroSpine are to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention and treatment of spine diseases and related problems and to coordinate efforts undertaken in European countries for further development in this field. For more details visit: http://www.eurospine.org/p31000409.html


The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic science research of the cervical spine. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles. For more details visit: http://www.csrs.org


 

The SRS is an international society of men and women dedicated to the optimal care and study of spinal deformities, primarily scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. Through both operative and non-operative care, expert treatment and research is fostered around the globe.
For more details visit: http://www.srs.org/




The purpose of The ISSLS a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease. For further information please go to   http://www.issls.org/home.aspx



NASS is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidence-based, and ethical spine care by promoting education, research, and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 5,000 members from several disciplines including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research, physical therapy and other spine care professionals.  For more details visit: 
http://www.spine.org/Pages/Default.aspx



The Scoliosis Association (UK) (SAUK) aims to provide advice, support and information to people affected by scoliosis and to raise awareness among health professionals and the general public.  SAUK is the only national support charity for people with scoliosis in the UK and offers a confidential Helpline and a membership service to further support patients.  For more details visit: www.sauk.org.uk.



The British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF) is the only charity that exists solely to promote research into the treatment of spinal deformities in the UK. Each year the BSRF funds a great deal of research into scoliosis and periodically holds an international symposium to spread the knowledge gained from research.  For more details visit: www.bsrf.co.uk.

SPINE SOCIETIES
Pain

Change Pain

Pain Topics

 http://painconsortium.nih.gov/pain_scales/

Associations/ Support Groups
  Alzheimer's Association (US)
  Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM)
  American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  Arthritis Foundation (US)
  Association for the Prevention of Drug Abuse
  Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA)
  Early Autism Project Malaysia
  Healthy programme Without AIDS for Youth
  Majlis Kanser National (National Cancer Council)
  Malaysia Genome Institute (GENOMalaysia)
  Malaysia Metabolic Society (MMS)
  Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC)
  Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB)
  Malaysian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis
  Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP)
  Malaysian Diabetes Association
  Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS)
  Malaysian Liver Foundation (MLF)
  Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia)
  Malaysian Menopause Society (MMS)
  Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)
  Malaysian Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA)
  Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA)
  Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS)
  Malaysian SLE Association
  Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC)
  MedicAlert
  National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM)
  National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM)
  National Council of Womens' Organisations (NCWO)
  National Diabetes Institute (NADI)
  National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF)
  National Psoriasis Foundation (US)
  National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM)
  Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM)
  Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA)
  PRIDE Foundation (Pink Ribbon Deeds)
  PT Foundation
  Sabah Society for the Deaf (SSD)
  Sarawak Thalassaemia Society Online
  Society of Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine Malaysia (SAAARMM)
  The befrienders Malaysia
  The Heart Foundation of Malaysia

CME
  SOCSO-CME
  The Primary Care Clinic

Hospitals/ Medical Centres
  Concept Fertility Centre Malaysia (Damai Service Hospital)
  Damai Service Hospital
  Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre
  Hospice Klang
  Hospis Malaysia
  Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)
  Hospital Kuala Nerang
  Hospital Kuala Terengganu portal
  Hospital Kulim Kedah
  Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim
  Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru
  International Specialist Eye Centre (ISEC)
  Ipoh Specialist Hospital (ISH)
  KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital
  MOH List of Public Hospitals
  National Cancer Institute Cancer Hospital
  National Heart Institute
  Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC)
  Pantai group of hospitals
  Penang Adventist Hospital
  Puteri Specialist Hospital JB
  Sarawak General Hospital
  Selayang Hospital
  UKM Specialist Centre (UKMSC)
  University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)

Institutions/ Universities
  Institute for Medical Research
  Institute for Medical Research biotechnology unit
  Institute For Public Health (IPH)
  International Medical University (IMU)
  KL campus of UKM
  Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST)
  Research on Clinical, Biomedical & Health Sciences in USM
  School of Medical Sciences, USM
  School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM
  UKM medical faculty e.Learning Portal
  Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  Universiti Sains Malaysia
  Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Journals
  British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  Journal of Medical Case Reports
  Journal of Paediatrics, Obstetric & Gynaecology
  Medical Progress
  Medical Tribune
  Neurology Asia journal
  Open Access Journals  
  PubMed
  The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  The Lancet
  The Malaysian Journal of Pathology
  The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

Ministries/ Regulatory Authorities
  Bahagian Pendidikan Kesihatan, MOH
  Clinical research centre, MOH
  Department of Standards Malaysia
  Department of Veterinary Services
  Malaysian Dental Council (MDC)
  Malaysian Medical Council (MMC)
  Medical Practice Control System (MedPCs)
  Ministry of Health Malaysia
  National Committee for Clinical Research (NCCR)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) Malaysia
  National Medical Research Register (NMRR), MOH
  National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau
  National Poison Centre/Universiti Sains Malaysia portal
  National Renal Registry (NRR)
  National Specialist Register (NSR)
  National Transplant Registry (NTR)
  National Transplant Resource Centre
  Oral Health Division
  Pharmaceutical Services Division, MOH
  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)

Others
  CEPP Resource Centre
  eMas Sabah
  General Insurance Association of Malaysia
  Guardian Malaysia
  HIV/AIDS Technical Support Facility
  Kiwanis Malaysia
  Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
  Malaysian Information Network on Disabilities (MIND)
  Mayo Clinic (US)
  Medical Tourism
  MyTalasemia
  National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  Pangkor Vaccination and Health
  Pension Department, Public Services Department
  Pharmacy Online Malaysia
  Road Safety Department of Malaysia
  Sabah Edu.net
  The Cochrane Collaboration
  The Wellness Society
  United Nations Development Programme- Malaysia
  Women's Aid Organisation

Patient Related Health Links
  Asthma Council Malaysia
  Excellence Medicare Information Centre Sdn. Bhd.
  Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation (KDSF)
  Know Your Medicine
  Malaysian Pain Management
  MyHealth Portal
  Parents' Resource for Autism Malaysia (PR4A)
  Prohighway Healthcare
  Xerostomia (Dry mouth)

Practice Guidelines
  Clinical Practice Guidelines, Malaysia

Professional Societies/ Associations
  Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia (AFPM)
  Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
  Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)
  American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  American Cancer Society (ACS)
  American Heart Association (AHA)
  Arthritis Foundation of Malaysia
  Association of Clinical Registries, Malaysia (ACRM)
  Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM)
  Cancer Society of Sabah (CSS)
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  College of Radiology, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
  Dermatological Society of Malaysia
  DermNet NZ
  Family Medicine Specialist Association of Malaysia
  International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
  International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
  Malaysian Association of Speech- Language and Hearing (MASH)
  Malaysian Dental Association (MDA)
  Malaysian Endocrine & Metabolic Society (MEMS)
  Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
  Malaysian Oncological Society (MOS)
  Malaysian Orthopaedic Association
  Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA)
  Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS)
  Malaysian Physiotherapy Association
  Malaysian Society for Hair Sciences
  Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (MSAI)
  Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA)
  Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  Malaysian Society of Haematology
  Malaysian Society of Hypertension
  Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN)
  Malaysian Society of Neurosciences (MSN)
  Malaysian Society of Rheumatology (MSR)
  Malaysian Society of Transplantation (MST)
  Malaysian Urological Association (MUA)
  National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM)
  Neurosurgical Association of Malaysia (NAM)
  Penang Medical Practitioners' Society (PMPS)
  Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA)
  Primary Care Doctors' Organisation Malaysia (PCDOM)
  The National Audit on Adult Intensive Care Units (NAICU)
  World Federation of Neurology (WFN)
  World Health Organization (WHO)
SCORES

GERIATRICS

http://consultgerirn.org/resources/?tt_request=assessingPain.pdf

Practice Guidelines

National Guidelines (by topic)
http://www.guideline.gov/browse/by-topic.aspx

Acute Coronary Syndrome 
     Unstable Angina/NSTEMI
     http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.185752 (executive summary)
     http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.181940  (full text)

     STEMI
     http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/110/5/588  (executive summary)
     http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/110/9/e82  (full text)
 
Asthma
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.htm (full text)
http://www.guidelines.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=11678 (summary)

Atrial Fibrillation
http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=9629
http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/104/17/2118

CDC Immunization Schedules
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/
 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
http://www.goldcopd.com/Guidelineitem.asp?l1=2&l2=1&intId=2003
 
Contraceptives
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr59e0528a1.htm

Crohn’s Disease
http://www.acg.gi.org/physicians/guidelines/CrohnsDiseaseinAdults2009.pdf

Dementia
http://www.aan.com/professionals/practice/pdfs/dementia_guideline.pdf 
 
Depression and Other Mental Health Conditions
     Acute Stress Disorder/Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
     http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/loadGuidelinePdf.aspx?file=ASD_PTSD_Inactivated_04-16-09 

     Bipolar Disorder
     http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/loadGuidelinePdf.aspx?file=Bipolar2ePG_05-15-06 

     Borderline Personality Disorder
     http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/PracticePDFs/BPD_Inactivated_04-16-09.pdf 

     Major Depressive Disorder
     http://www.psych.org/guidelines/mdd2010 

     Eating Disorders
     http://www.psychiatryonline.com/pracGuide/PracticePDFs/EatingDisorders3ePG_04-28-06.pdf

Diabetes
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/reprint/dc08-9025v2
 
Dyslipidemia
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/
 
Fibromyalgia
http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=7298&search=fibromyalgia
http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/classification/fibromyalgia/1990_Criteria_for_Classification_Fibro.pdf http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/classification/fibromyalgia/2010_Preliminary_Diagnostic_Criteria.pdf

Hypogonadism
http://www.endo-society.org/guidelines/final/upload/FINAL-Androgens-in-Men-Standalone.pdf
http://www.andrologyjournal.org/cgi/rapidpdf/jandrol.108.006486v1|
http://www.aace.com/pub/pdf/guidelines/hypogonadism.pdf

Migraine
http://ihs-classification.org/en/
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/reprint/63/12/2215.pdf 
 
Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/full/74/18/1463

Osteoporosis
http://www.nof.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/NOF_ClinicianGuide2009_v7.pdf
 
Overactive Bladder
http://www.guideline.gov/syntheses/synthesis.aspx?id=16411&search=overactive+bladder

Pain 
     Cancer Pain
     http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=7297&search=pain+cancer 
 
     Noncancer Pain
     http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(08)00831-6/abstract

     Low Back Pain
     http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/147/7/478 

     Pain in Older Persons
     http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/2009_Guideline.pdf 

     Pain in Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
     http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/guidelines/index.asp 
 
     Pain in Sickle-Cell Disease
     http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000301/practice.html

Psoriasis
http://www.aad.org/research/_doc/Psosection1.pdf

Restless Legs Syndrome
http://www.mdvu.org/library/disease/rls/rls_guide.asp

Venous Thromboembolism
http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=10581
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/vtguide/
http://www.annals.org/content/146/3/204.full.pdf
http://www.venousdiseasecoalition.org/events/documents/WGeerts-ACCPGuidelines91508.pdf
http://www.aaos.org/research/guidelines/PE_guideline.pdf


NP/PA Journal Links

Clinician Reviews
http://www.clinicianreviews.com/

JAAPA
http://www.jaapa.com/

Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Default.aspx

The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners
http://www.ajnp.org

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (site for subscription only)
http://www.e-circ.net/jnp/jnpsub.asp

The Nurse Practitioner
www.tnpj.com

Nurse Practitioner World News
http://www.npworldnews.com

The Clinical Advisor
http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/

Free Medical Journals Online
http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

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Outcome Assessments

Outcome assessments are instruments to help determine the progress of a patient. They are usually specific questionnaires (though they can include some examination findings) relevant to the patient’s chief complaint. They are given to the patient before treatment and again at various re-examination intervals. Good ones have been heavily researched for both validity, they give the information wanted, and reliability, they are consistent. Because of this research, they are considered to be very good indicators as to whether a patient is improving, staying the same, or getting worse. Insurance companies like them as they support whether or not the patient is getting better. There are hundreds of different outcome assessments and some insurance companies will make them readily available to practitioners.

Using these are the best way to document progress with patients. Without them, it is much easier for insurance companies to deny claims. Using them makes it much more difficult for them to deny payment and allows us to successfully appeal such decisions. They may require some differences in how patient flow occurs in the office, however. But not much. In order to use outcome assessments, a patient must fill one out when they first come into the office. The chief complaint needs to be determined and an appropriate assessment chosen.

General Instruments

Areas of the Body

Specific Diseases

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Instruments

Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living

Barthel ADL Index

Kenny Self-Care Evaluation (Schoening,1965)

For a comparison of these first three assessments of ADLs please see this paper.

Klein-Bell ADL Scale (Klein, 1982)

Time Care Profile (Halstead, 1975)

Scale for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (Lawton, 1969)

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Comprehensive Functional Assessment

Edinburgh Rehabilitation Status Scale (ERSS) (Affleck, 1988)

Functional Independence Measure (FIM) (Granger 1993)

Functional Life Scale (FLS) (LORS, LORS-II, LORS-IIB, LADS, LORS-III) (Sarno, 1973)

Patient Evaluation Conference System (PECS) (Harvey, 1981)

PULSES Profile (Moskowitz , 1985)

Rankin Scale

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Quality of Life

Quality of Life Scale (QLS)

Lehman Quality of Life Interview

Lancashire Quality of Life Profile (Nieuwenhuizen, 2001)

SmithKline Beecham Quality of Life Scale (SBQOL) (Stoker, 1992)

Oregon Quality of Life Self-Report Questionnaire and Semi-Structured Interview Rating Version [ ]

Quality of Life Index for Mental Health (QLI-MH) (Becker, 1993)

Index of Health Related Quality of Life (Ford. 2001)

Piloting of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales

Team for the Assessment of Psychiatric Services (TAPS) Measures

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Back

Aberdeen Back Pain Scale

Maine-Seattle back questionnaire (Atlas, 2003)

Oswestry Disability Index (Fairbank, 1980) – Scale content: The Chiropractic Resource Organization

Roland Questionnaire (Roland, 1983)

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Elbow

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons´ Elbow Index (ASES-e) (King, 1999)

Assessment of Elbow function scale (King, 1999)

Patient Rated Elbow Evaluation (PREE) (MacDermid, 2001)

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Forearm

Patient Rated Forearm Evaluation Questionnaire (PRFEQ) (Overend, 1999)

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Foot and Ankle

AAOS foot and ankle core score

Ankle function score (KAFS) (Karlson, 1991)

Ankle joint functional assessment tool (Rozzi, 1999)

Ankle osteoarthritis score (Domsic, 1998)

Ankle-rating scale (Kaikkonen, 1994)

Ankle score (Liu)

Ankle score (St. Pierre, 1982)

Calcaneal fracture assessment score (Crosby, 1996)

Calcaneal fracture rational scoring system (Kerr, 1996)

Clinical rating system for the ankle-hindfoot (Kitaoka, 1994)

Foot and ankle grading system (Good, 1975)

Foot and ankle outcome score (Roos, 2001)

Foot function index (Budiman-Mak, 1991)

Foot health status questionnaire (Bennett, 1998)

Freiburg Ankle score (Lahm, 1998)

Functional outcome assessment (Thordarson, 1996)

Iowa ankle score (Merchant, 1989)

Karlstrom Olerud ankle score (Karlstrom, 1977)

Mazur ankle score (Manzur, 1979)

Oral analogue scale for calcaneal fractures (Morin, 1998)

Painful foot rating score (Sanders, 1993)

Scoring scale for symptom evaluation after ankle fracture (Olerud, 1984)

Scoring system for calcaneal fracture (Paley, 1993)

Sports ankle rating system (Williams, 2005)

Visual analog scale for calcaneal fracture (Hildebrand, 1996)

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Gastrointestinal system

Generic gastroenterologic instruments

Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) (Eypasch, 1995)

Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale-interviewer administered (GSRS-interv)

Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale-self administered (GSRS-self) (Pare, 2003)

Constipation

Constipation Assessment Scale (CAS) (McMillan , 1989)

Hemorrhoids

Rand Surgical Conditions Battery: Haemorroids – Rubenstein RS, Beck S, Lohr KN. Conceptualization and Measurement of Health forAdults.Vol.15. Surgical Conditions. Santa Monica, CA: RandCorporation, 1983

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Quality of Life questionnaire (IBDQOL) (Casellas, 2004)

Rating Form of IBD Patient Concerns (RFIPC)

Short Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (SIBDQ) (Vlachonikolis, 2003)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBIQ) (Guyatt, 1989)
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Hand/wrist

Alderson McGall Hand Function Questionnaire (AMHFQ) (Alderson, 1999)

Australian Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index (AUSCAN) (Bellamy, 2002)

Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire (BCTSQ) [Levine, 1993]

Brigham (Levine, 1993)

Hand Function Sort (HFS) (Matheson, 2001)

Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ) (Chung, 1998)

Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (MacDermid, 1996)

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Hip

AAOS hip and knee score (Johanson, 2004)

Charnley hip score (Charley, 1972)

Functional rating scale (Keene, 1982)

Functional recovery score (Zuckerman, 2000)

Harris Hip Questionnaire (Harris, 1969)

Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) (Nilsdotter, 2003)

Lequesne scale for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee (Lequesne, 1987)

Lower extremity measure (Jaglal, 2000)

Mayo hip score (Kavanagh, 1985)

Merle D’Aubigne-Postel hip score (D’Aubigne, 1954)

Mobility score after hip fracture (Parker, 1993)

Non-arthritic hip score (Christensen, 2003)

Patient Specific Index hip rating scale (PASI) (Wright, 1994)

Perception about hip replacement questionnaire (Dawson, 1996)

Rating scale for hip disabilities (Larson, 1963)

Salvati Hip Score, also known as HSS hip score (Salvati, 1973)

Thompson and Epstein score (Thompson, 1951)

Total hip arthroplasty outcome evaluation (Liang, 1991)

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Knee

AAOS hip and knee score

AAOS sports knee scale

ACL evaluation format (Lukianov, 1987)

Activity rating scale for disorders of the knee (Marx, 2001)

American Knee Society score (AKS) (Insall, 1989)

Anterior Knee Pain Scale (Kujala, 1993)

Bristol scale (Mackinnon, 1988)

Cincinnati knee rating system (Noyes, 1983)

Hospital for Special Surgery knee scale (HSS) (Ranawat, 1976)

Hungerford scoring system (Hungerford, 1982)

Index of severity for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee (Lequesne, 1987)

International Knee Documentation Committee scoring system (IKDC) (Irrgang, 2001)

Iowa knee evaluation (Merchant, 1989)

Knee functional assessment chart (no author, 1978)

Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) (Koos, 1998)

Knee scoring scale (Kettelkamp, 1975)

Lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) (Binkley, 1999)

Lysholm´s Knee Scale (Lysholm, 1982)

Neer knee score (Neer, 1967)

Patellofemoral joint evaluation score (Fulkerson, 1990)

Patient-reported measure of function of the knee (Irrgang, 1998)

Questionnaire on the perceptions of patients about total knee replacement (Dawson, 1998)

Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) (Bremander, 2003) Scale content: http://www.koos.nu/

Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) (Williams, 2000)

Tegner Activity Level Scale (Tegner, 1985)

Western Ontario and McMaster OA index (WOMAC) (Bellamy, 1988)

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Neck

Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale (Jordan, 1998)

Neck Disability Index (Vernon, 1991)

Neck Pain and Disability Scale (Wheeler, 1999)

Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (Leak, 1994)

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Pelvis

Iowa pelvic score (Templeman, 1996)

Majeed pelvic score (Majeed, 1989)

Orlando pelvic outcome score (Cole, 1996)

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Shoulder

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Shoulder Index (King, 1999)

Athletic shoulder outcome scoring system (Tibone, 1993)

Criteria for rating results of rotator cuff surgical repair (Wolfgang, 1974)

Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) (Hudak, 1996)

Flexilevel scale of shoulder function (FLEX-SF) (Cook, 2003)

Functional assessment of the shoulder questionnaire (Constant, 1987)

Herscovici shoulder scale (Herscovici, 1992)

Hospital for Special Surgery shoulder assessment (HSS) (Warren, 1982)

Imatani shoulder score (Imatani, 1975)

Neer shoulder score (Neer, 1970)

Oxford Shoulder Scale (Dawson, 1996)

Rotator cuff quality of life measure (RC-QOL) (Hollinshead, 2000)

Rowe scale (Rowe, 1978)

Shoulder disability questionnaire (van der Heidjden, 2000)

Shoulder instability questionnaire (Dawson, 1999)

Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) (Roach, 1991)

Shoulder pain score (Winters, 1996)

Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (L´Insalata, 1997)

Shoulder-related disability questionnaire (Croft, 1994)

Simple shoulder test (SST) (Lippitt, 1993)

Simple Shoulder Test (Matsen, 1993)

Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) (Williams, 1999)

Subjective Shoulder Rating System (SSRS) (Kohn, 1997)

Swanson shoulder score (Swanson, 1989)

UCLA pain and function score (Ellman, 1986)

UCLA shoulder rating score (Amstutz, 1981)

University of California – Los Angeles Shoulder Scale (UCLA) (Elman, 1986)

Upper extremity functional limitation scale (Simonsick, 2001)

Upper extremity function scale (Pransky, 1997)

Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder Index (WOOS) (Lo, 2001)

Western Ontario Rotator Cuff (WORC) (Kirkley, 2003)

Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) (Kirkley, 1998)

Wheelchair User´s Shoulder Pain Index (WUSPI) (Curtis, 1995)

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Upper extremity as a whole

Capabilities of Upper Extremities Instrument (CUE) (Marino, 1998)

Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) (Hudak, 2003 ) Scale content: http://www.dash.iwh.on.ca/

Modified American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons´ Shoulder Index (m-ASES) (Beaton, 1998)

Prosthetic Upper Extremity Functional Index (PUFI) (Wright, 2001)

Student Health-Related Role Functioning Questionnaire (SHRQ) (Katz, 2002)

Upper Extremity Functional Scale (UEFS) (Pransky, 1997)

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Arthritis/Joints

Arthritis Helplessness Scale (AHI)

Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales (AIMS) (Meenan, 1980 ), later revised to AIMS2 (Meenan, 1990 )

EURIDISS (European Research on Incapacitating Diseases and Social Support (Suurmeijer, 1995)

Functional Status Index (FSI) (Deniston,1980)

Health Outcomes Institute TyPE (HOI-TyPE) – Joint Conditions

Hornquist´s Quality of Life Status and Change Scale

MACTAR (McMaster-Toronto Arthritis) Patient Function Preference Questionnaire (Tugwell, 1987)

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) Disability Scale (Martin, 1988 ) – Psychometric properties: (Hornquist, 1993)

Osteoporosis Assessment Questionnaire (OPAQ) (Randell, 1998)

Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) (MacDermid, 1998)

Patient-specific index (Wright, 1997)

Pediatric Quality of Life inventory (PedsQL) (Varni, 1999)

Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis (QUALEFFO) (Lips, 1996) -

Rand Joint Problems Battery

Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact on the Homemaker Questionnaire

Scale content: International Osteoporosis Foundation Quality of Life – Rheumatoid Arthritis scale (QOL-RA) (Danao, 2001)

Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL)

Short osteoporosis quality of life questionnaire (Badia, 2000)

Stanford Arthritis Center Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) (Fries, 1980) – Psychometric properties: (Bruce, 2003 ) full-text

Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC)

Western Ontario Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder index (WOOS) (Lo, 2001)

Western Ontario Rotator Cuff index (WORC) (Kirkley, 2003)

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) (Burckhardt, 1991)

Neurological Conditions


Mental Health

Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTS) (Burleigh, 2002)

Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ) (KAHN, 1960)

Older Americans´ Resources and Services Schedule (ARS) mental health measures

Brief Cognitive Functioning Scale (SIP subscale)

Geriatric Mental State (GMS) (Copeland, 2002)

Comprehensive Asssessment and Referral Evaluation (CARE)
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Epilepsies
Seizure Severity Scale (Carpay, 1997)

Washington Psychosocial Inventory (Dodrill, 1980)

Epilepsy Surgery Inventory (Selai, 2000)

Katz Adjustment Scales (revised for use with Epilepsy)
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Functional ability
Barthel Index (Mahoney, 1965 )

Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (Nouri, 1987 )

Frenchay Activities Index (Holbrook, 1983 )

Rivermead Mobility Index (Collen, 1991 )
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Headache/Migraine

Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ) (Santanello, 1995)

Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) (Iigaya, 2003)

Headache Needs Assessment questionnaire (HANA) (Cramer, 2001)
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Neuropsychological Functioning

Trail Making Test (Reitan, 2004)

Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) (Baker, 2003)

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) (Greve, 2003)
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Stroke scales
Health Outcomes Institute TyPE Scales (HOI-TyPE) – Acute Stroke

Rankin Handicap Scale (Rankin, 1957 )

National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (Brott, 1989 )

Canadian Neurological Scale (Cote, 1986) – Psychometric properties: (Folstein, 1975)

Hemispheric Stroke Scale (Adams, 1987 )

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