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Funder/CentreMinistry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Programme:Rehabilitation, Functional Prognosis
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Rehabilitation, Functional PrognosisResearch Programme


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Summary of key aims

To answer the following research questions: 1) Which outcome measures are most appropriate for the description of functional outcome in patients with neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury)? 2) What are the determinants of functional prognosis?

Four observational cohort studies with a follow-up of three years are performed using the same research methods. Psychometric properties (dimensionality and responsiveness) of several outcome measures of functional status will be assessed in each group. Models of prognosis with regard to disability and quality of life will be constructed using multiple regression analysis. Potential determinants include measurements of (a) patient characteristics, (b) disease characteristics, (c) neurological and cognitive impairments, (d) disability status, (e) quality of life status, (f) personality and social environment characteristics, (g) treatments and use of rehabilitation services, and (h) comorbidity

Management contact

R. Klop
+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Admin contact

+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245,
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Scientific contact

Dr. A.J. Dallmeijer
Dept. of Rehabilitation medicine
PO Box 7057
1007 MB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Funding contact

Mr G. Buijs
Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport
PO Box 20350
2500 EJ The Hague

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