Journal article

REHABILITATION OUTCOMES IN PERSONS WITH SPINA BIFIDA: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Louisa Ng, Mary Galea

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary ambulatory rehabilitation programme for persons with spina bifida in an Australian community cohort. METHODS: Fifty-four participants randomized to a treatment group (n = 27) for a high-intensity rehabilitation programme (with cognitive behavioural therapy) or a control group (n = 27) comprising usual care. Outcome measures include: Disability: Urogenital Distress Inventory (UDI6), Incontinence Impact Questionnaire-7 (IIQ7), American Urological Association Symptom Index (AUA), Wexner-Faecal Incontinence Score (WFIS), Neurological Disability Scale (NDS); PARTICIPATION: Depression, Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS), McGill Quality of Lif..

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