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Musculoskeletal Outcomes Measures and Instruments

Vol1: Selection and Assessment Upper Extremity, Vol.2: Lower Extremities

£135.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131410627
Publication Date: March 2009

A pocket-sized handbook for all the major outcomes instruments

What outcomes are important to patients and clinicians?

How is a specific instrument scored?

Has it undergone reliability testing?

In what population was it validated, and how did it perform?

This pocket-sized handbook, covering all the major musculoskeletal outcomes instruments in use today, answers these questions and more. Key concepts like reliability, validity, and responsiveness form the framework of the book, which features more than 300 commonly used outcomes instruments for the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and calcaneus. Each instrument is numerically rated based on clinical relevance and ease-of-use. Research results summarized in table form eliminate the need for looking up original studies. And, the book is organized and color-coded by anatomic region to save you time in locating desired content. 

Essential for orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, and others who manage musculoskeletal problems, this compact handbook is critical for deciding on an appropriate course of treatment based on validated outcomes.

[The books] for the first time bring all actual and reproducible scoring systems together. Each presented instruments is critically analysed...comprehensive...The size of the [books] makes it easy to take them with you for outpatient clinic activities. The lay-out makes quick understanding of the content and/or modules of the scoring systems easy...recommended for every orthopaedist and traumatologist.--Pol M. Rommens, ProfDr, Drhc, President, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery

“Overall, this is a great reference guidebook.”Annals of the Royal College of Surgeon Praise for the first edition:

"This new handbook in outcomes is a useful addition to the clinician's bookshelf and is certainly of value when choosing outcomes instrument...very well presented, and all the regularly used tools in clinical practice are included...An outstanding reference for any clinician practicing evaluation in orthopaedics, whether in research, in clinical practice or in legal medicine. This book is a unique concise summary of 155 evaluation and evolution scores in musculoskeletal conditions and should be available in any orthopaedic department."--Acta Orthopaedica Belgica

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