Pilot-testing and field testing sound similar and many recall both to be the same and use them interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences between the two.
Pilot-testing is a qualitative inquiry on one or more small sample(s) representative of the population.
Field testing on the other hand is a quantitative analysis done on […]
It was an excellent opportunity to present at a how to… seminar on “Outcome Measures” at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2017. Outcome measures are important for assessment in clinical practice and research. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have now become very common for the assessment of a variety […]
Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is one of the most frequently used outcome measures to assess physical function in individuals with musculoskeletal pain conditions. It is an easy to use measure because it only asks patients three to five items that they find difficulty doing on a scale of 0 to 10. As patients choose […]
Different measures exist to assess intensity of pain which are suited for different individuals based on age, education and culture. Read this previous blog on different measures for assessment of pain intensities. They are translated and adapted to assess pain intensity in Nepalese with pain.
जीवनको कुनै न कुनै समयमा सबैलाई शरीर दुख्ने समस्याले सताउँछ । हरेक ५ जनामा १ जनालाई भने लामो अवधीसम्म (३ महिना भन्दा बेसि) दुख्ने गर्छ । यो लामो समयसम्म दुख्ने समस्याले मानसिक तथा सामाजिक रूपमा पनि असर पारेको हुन सक्छ । अथवा मानसिक र […]
I was among the lucky three in the world to be supported by IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) and Glasgow city with international bursary award to attend IFOMPT 2016 conference in Glasgow this year between 4th – 8th July. I waited for this conference for 4 years after […]
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common condition of the knee that is characterized by the pain behind and around the patella. It is present in 7 – 28% of population and is slightly more common in women. As different researchers define the condition differently in their research, so do the clinicians. This results in difference […]
It is very important for all clinicians to reflect on things that we learn may it be by undertaking a course or what our patients teach us every day in the clinic. By reflection, I mean, analyzing what did I learn, what is good about this, how can I use this in my patients, how […]
I always wanted to attend the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) combined section meeting (CSM) in the United States. This year, I am less upset about not being able to attend as APTA has put all the handouts of the conference talks in their website.
The result section of an article describes to the reader the outcome and finding of the research in a clear and concise manner. It is the reflection of the “method section”. It explains what the authors found from the research. The function of the result section is to objectively present the text result without interpretation. […]
Low back pain (LBP) is a heterogeneous disorder including patients with dominant nociceptive (e.g., myofascial LBP), neuropathic (e.g., lumbar radiculopathy), and central sensitization pain . Nociceptive pain is defined as “pain arising from actual or threatening damage to non-neural tissue and is due to the activation of nociceptors, or as pain attributable to the activation […]
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