Pamela L. Owens, PhD; Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD; Sarah M. Horwitz, PhD; Catherine M. Viscoli, PhD; Walter N. Kernan, MD; Lawrence M. Brass, MD; Philip M. Sarrel, MD; Ralph I. Horwitz, MD
Note: Dr. Ralph I. Horwitz is a member of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
Disclaimer: Although the principal author is currently employed at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, this study was conceived and designed, the data were analyzed, and the manuscript was written while the principal author was a doctoral student at Yale University and postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
Grant Support: By a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (RO1-N531251), a grant from Meade Johnson Laboratories, and training grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (5T32-MH15783 and 5T32-MH19545).
Requests for Single Reprints: Pamela L. Owens, PhD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2101 East Jefferson, Suite 605, Rockville, MD 20852; e-mail, POwens@ahrq.gov.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Owens: Center for Organization and Delivery Studies, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2101 East Jefferson, Suite 605, RM 6W42, Rockville, MD 20852.
Drs. S.M. Horwitz and Bradley: Yale University School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8034.
Drs. Kernan, Viscoli, and R.I. Horwitz: Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208056, New Haven, CT 06520-8056.
Dr. Sarrel: Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208063, New Haven, CT 06520-8063.
Dr. Brass: Department of Neurology, LCI-700, Yale University School of Medicine, 20 York Street, Box 208018, New Haven, CT 06520-8018.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: P. Owens, S.M. Horwitz, W.N. Kernan, P.M. Sarrel, R.I. Horwitz.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: P. Owens, S.M. Horwitz, C.M. Viscoli, W.N. Kernan, P.M. Sarrel, R.I. Horwitz.
Drafting of the article: E.H. Bradley, S.M. Horwitz, C.M. Viscoli, R.I. Horwitz.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: P. Owens, E.H. Bradley, S.M. Horwitz, C.M. Viscoli, W.N. Kernan, L.M. Brass, P.M. Sarrel, R.I. Horwitz.
Final approval of the article: P. Owens, E.H. Bradley, S.M. Horwitz, C.M. Viscoli, W.N. Kernan, L.M. Brass, P.M. Sarrel, R.I. Horwitz.
Provision of study materials or patients: C.M. Viscoli, W.N. Kernan, L.M. Brass, P.M. Sarrel, R.I. Horwitz.
Statistical expertise: P. Owens, C.M. Viscoli.
Obtaining of funding: L.M. Brass, R.I. Horwitz.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: W.N. Kernan, L.M. Brass.
Collection and assembly of data: C.M. Viscoli, W.N. Kernan, L.M. Brass, P.M. Sarrel.
Owens P., Bradley E., Horwitz S., Viscoli C., Kernan W., Brass L., Sarrel P., Horwitz R.; Clinical Assessment of Function among Women with a Recent Cerebrovascular Event: A Self-Reported versus Performance-Based Measure. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:802-811. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-11-200206040-00008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(11):802-811.
Self-reported measures of function are commonly used by clinicians and clinical researchers to assess an individual's level of independence in basic self-care skills (1). Self-reported indices are inexpensive, easy to administer, able to detect severe levels of disability, and able to provide information about usual performance of basic tasks in the home environment (2). On the basis of these assessments, clinicians and clinical researchers often categorize individuals' levels of functional independence and then use these categories to determine long-term prognoses, appropriateness of medical treatments and surgical therapies, and need for rehabilitative services or nursing home admission (1-4).
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