Journal article

Use of goal attainment scaling in inpatient rehabilitation for persons with multiple sclerosis

Fary Khan, Julie F Pallant, Lynn Turner-Stokes

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To use goal attainment scaling (GAS) to measure clinically important functional change in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to assess its responsiveness compared with standard measures used to evaluate progress in rehabilitation. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary inpatient rehabilitation unit in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of 24 persons with MS admitted for comprehensive rehabilitation program. The male-to-female ratio was 10:14, and the mean age +/- standard deviation was 52.0+/-8.3 years (range, 37-62y). Over half (n=14 [58.3%]) had secondary progressive MS. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: G..

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