Short Tilte:Superiority of motor level over single neurological level in categorizing tetraplegia
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):95, 33, 9, 510-513
Study compares motor level (MT) classification and neurological level (NL) classification as determinates of functional ability for tetraplegia. Explanation is provided on how both measures are used to correlate impairment with self care function. The Quadriplegia Index of Function (QIF) is used to measure clinically important changes in function. This study classified subjects with tetraplegia for their feeding QIF activities. The correlation of the QIF feeding score with the subjects ML and NL demonstrated a higher correlation of the ML to feeding activities. Discussion of the study and its limitations are presented.