Short Tilte:Dexter: A tool to facilitate impairment ratings
Journal:Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):01, 22, 6, 397-400
Study evaluates the Dexter Evaluation and Therapy System, a tool used to calculate physical impairment in burn patients. The system records muscle strength, extremity and spine range of motion deficits, skeletal impairment, and sensory loss. Ten manually recorded impairment ratings were compared with 10 performed on the Dexter. The time taken to rate impairment was significantly reduced by using the Dexter system. The time saving occurs primarily at 3 points: (1) electronic entering of data directly from the measuring instruments, (2) immediate compilation of data, and (3) rapid generation of reports.