INCAT Disability Scale. Score. Arm Disability. Score. Leg Disability. 0. No upper limb problems. 0. Walking not affected. 1. Symptoms, in 1 arm or both arms, not. Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropathy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activity limitation. It is used frequently. ABSTRACT: Background: The INCAT (Inflammatory Neuropa- thy Cause and Treatment) disability score is a measure of activ- ity limitation.

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A higher correlation with ODSS changes was also found in the rating scores sfore the patients. During these investigations, we questioned whether the ODSS, an instrument applied by clinicians, would have the best correlation with patients’ own judgement of their clinical condition, when compared with other disability scales.

All patients met the international criteria for their illness. The leg scale highlights problems with walking, taking into account the use of a device. All participants gave informed consent before the study. The ethics committee of the Erasmus University Hospital approved the study.

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Assessments were carried out randomly. All but one mildly affected patient was initially treated with intravenous immunoglobulin Ig. Two hundred and one visits were completed. All patients experienced deficits in daily functional activities.


INCAT disability score: a critical analysis of its measurement properties.

Twelve patients with CIDP responsive to intravenous Ig needed interval treatment with intravenous Ig to maintain the achieved improvement. Univariate linear regressions were carried out, including a restricted cubic spline function on independent variables see section Statistics and Herndon and Harrell; 14 intraclass correlation coefficients are shown. These values showed a higher association with changes in ODSS: The ODSS has good construct validity with reliability values ranging from 0.

With respect to the aims disaability this study, some methodological issues need to be considered. Firstly, univariate linear regression analyses for the GBS Disability and Rankin Scales were carried out, although these are ordinal measures. As the description of these analyses was rather complex, we decided to present the data as such, for clarity. Secondly, because the examined group consisted of only 20 patients, it is not clear whether the same rank ordering can be generated in a more substantial group of patients.


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The ODSS covers not only mobility disturbances but also upper limb dysfunction. Test procedures and treatment All participants gave informed consent before the study.

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