the clinical index scores in extreme groups of patients

A new study, ‘Development of a self-reporting tool to obtain a combined index of severity of fibromyalgia (ICAF),’ is now available (see also Life Sciences). “Fibromyalgia is a syndrome with heterogeneous symptoms. The evaluation in the clinical setting usually fails to cover the complexity of the syndrome,” scientists tiffany in Madrid, Spain report.

“This study aims to determine how different aspects of fibromyalgia are inter-related when measured by means of a self-reporting tool. The objective is to develop a more complete evaluation model adjusted to the complexity and multi-dimensional nature of the syndrome. Application was made of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Brief Pain Inventory, the Fatigue Assessment Scale, the Health Assessment Questionnaire, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28), the Chronic Pain Coping Inventory, the Arthritis Self-efficacy Scale and the Sleep Quality Scale. An assessment was made, on tiffany key pendant the basis of clinical interviews, case histories and specific tests, of the patient sociodemographic data, comorbidity, physical exploration and other clinical indexes. An exploratory factor analysis was made, with comparisons of the clinical index scores in extreme groups of patients. The ICAF composed of 59 items was obtained, offering four factors that explain 64% of the variance, and referred to as Emotional Factor (33.7%), Physical-Activity (15%), Active Coping (9%) and Passive Coping (6.3%). A t-test between the extreme scores of these factors in the 301 patients revealed statistically significant differences in occupational status, medically unexplained syndromes, number of tender points, the six-minutes walk test, comorbidity and health care costs. This study offers a tool allowing more complete and rapid evaluation of patients with fibromyalgia. The test intrinsically evaluates the emotional aspects: anxiety and depression, and their impact upon social aspects. It also evaluates patient functional capacity, fatigue, sleep quality, pain, and the way in which the patient copes with the disease,” wrote M.A. Vallejo and colleagues, University Nacional of Educacion a Distancia.

The researchers concluded: “This is achieved by means of a self-assessment questionnaire based on elements from well tiffany jewelry on sale known tests.”Vallejo and colleagues published their study in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes (Development of a self-reporting tool to obtain a combined index of severity of fibromyalgia (ICAF). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2010;8(1):2).

For additional elsa information, contact M.A. Vallejo, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Facultad de Psicologia, Madrid, Spain.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

integral part of the rehabilitation process of veterans with TBI

A report, ‘Using architecture and technology to promote improved quality of life for military service members with traumatic brain injury,’ is newly published data in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America (see also Brain Injuries Quality of Care). “Today, injured service members are surviving wounds that would have been fatal in previous wars. A recent RAND report estimates that approximately 320,000 service members tiffany jewelry on sale may have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during deployment, and it is not uncommon for a soldier to sustain multiple associated injuries such as limb loss, paralysis, sensory loss, and psychological damage,” researchers in the United States report.

“As a result, many military service members and their families face significant challenges returning to a high quality of independent life. The architectural concepts of universal design (UD) and evidence-based design (EBD) are gaining interest as elsa an integral part of the rehabilitation process of veterans with TBI,” wrote P.F. Pasquina and colleagues, .

The researchers concluded: “This article examines the possibilities presented by UD and EBD in accordance with the Americans tiffany sale with Disabilities Act of 1990, in terms of high-end building and interior design quality, and possible technological options for individuals with disabilities.”

Pasquina and colleagues published their study in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America (Using architecture and technology to promote improved quality of life for military service members tiffany on sale with traumatic brain injury. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 2010;21(1):207-20).

For additional information, contact P.F. Pasquina, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dept. of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, 6900 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC 20307 USA.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

thousands of adults and children who face this diagnosis

Citizens Bank Park will be filled with that “Ya Gotta Believe” spirit on April 30 tiffany sale when the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tug McGraw Foundation celebrate “Tug McGraw Foundation Brain Tumor Awareness Night” as the Phillies take on the New York Mets Brain Cancer).

Tug McGraw – legendary Phillies and Mets pitcher known for his “Ya Gotta Believe” spirit – succumbed to brain cancer in tiffany on sale 2003. The Foundation he established before his death raises funds to support research and programs to improve quality of life for patients diagnosed with brain tumors and other neurological conditions.

“Great players like Tug McGraw and John Vukovich fought this battle; now, my great friend, Ricky Stone, is also fighting a brain tumor,” said Brad Lidge, closer for the Phillies. “This event is an important effort to raise awareness for tiffany thousands of adults and children who face this diagnosis.”

“Tug McGraw Foundation Brain Tumor Awareness Night,” tiffany key pendant which kicks off Brain Tumor Awareness Month, will feature a “Screwball VIP pre-game party” taking place at the Phillies Party Tent along with special guests to be announced. The event will include a silent auction of Phillies and Tim McGraw memorabilia, as well as a raffle for tickets to Tim McGraw’s summer concert in Philadelphia.

A select number of tickets are available for the “Screwball VIP pre-game party.” Orders for these will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Regular game tickets are also available. To order tickets visit:.

“The Tug McGraw Foundation is making great strides in generating attention and research to improve quality of life for those who are affected by brain tumors and other neurological conditions,” said Tim McGraw, Tug’s son and TMF Honorary Chairman. “I’m grateful to the Phillies for making this event happen and for their ongoing support for Tug and others.”

Proceeds from “Tug McGraw Foundation Brain Tumor Awareness Night” event will benefit the Foundation.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment