Development of a patient-centered questionnaire for post-stroke spasticity assessment: A reliability study

Alessio Baricich, Lucia Cosenza, Giorgio Sandrini, Stefano Paolucci, Giovanni Morone, Andrea Santamato, Nicoletta Cinone, Elisabetta Peri, Alessandro Picelli, Marco Invernizzi, Giorgio Ferriero

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Abstract

In the emerging scenario of patient-centered medicine, it is becoming increasingly important to involve patients in the management of chronic diseases. The rehabilitation field currently has no assessment tool for evaluating the functional impact of post-stroke spasticity on activities of daily living. The aim of this study was to identify a tool to fill this gap. The “Spasticity Questionnaire in Real Life” (SPQR) was administered, twice, to 39 patients with poststroke spasticity. Statistical analysis showed internal consistency and reliability of the questionnaire, with values greater than 0.96 and 0.76, respectively. These results show that the SPQR is a promising tool for evaluating the functional impact of post-stroke spasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Botulinum toxin type A
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Patient outcome assessment
  • Patient-centered care
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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