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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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, 88, 10, 1360-1361

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OBJECTIVE: To further evaluate the construct validity of bedside screening measures of orientation (Orientation Log [O-Log]) and cognition (Cognitive-Log [Cog-Log]) by examining the relationship between these measures and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). DESIGN: Correlational analysis used to assess the degree of overlapping variance among the O-Log, Cog-Log, and MMSE. Qualitative item analysis used to assess strengths and weaknesses of the measures. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation center affiliated with a large university medical school. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 45 inpatients receiving neurorehabilitation. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The O-Log, Cog-Log, and MMSE. RESULTS: The MMSE correlated significantly with both measures (O-Log, r=.65, P<.001 cog-log="" r=".75," p="" the="" o-log="" and="" c-log="" were="" significantly="" related="" to="" each="" other="" conclusions:="" results="" indicated="" good="" construct="" validity="" of="" cog-log.="" these="" measures="" may="" be="" better="" suited="" for="" a="" population="" with="" moderate="" severe="" brain="" injury="" in="" rehabilitation="" setting="" compared="" mmse="" because="" scales="" developed="" give="" partial="" credit="" based="" on="" partially="" correct="" answers.="" further="" do="" not="" have="" written="" component="" allowing="" administration="" persons="" hemiparesis.="">


Penna, S., Novack, T. A.