Special Issue "Clinimetric Assessment of Instruments for the Measurement of Functional Health Status in Special Populations"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: clinimetry; COPD; mobility activities
Interests: clinimetry; biomedical technology; exercise prescription
The Special Issue “Clinimetric Assessment of Instruments for the Measurement of Functional Health Status in Special Populations” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is open for submission of manuscripts. This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes articles and communications in the area of environmental health sciences and public health, with an impact factor of 2.849. For detailed information on the journal, go to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Clinical measurements are used daily by health professionals to assess the status of patients and thus be able to determine their evolution or the effects of an intervention. Therefore, the quality of measurement instruments must be guaranteed, and clinimetrics is the science that studies the properties of clinical tools. Some of these properties are validity, reliability, or responsiveness, among others. Moreover, the patient’s disease influences the measurement properties, so a test that has been studied for one disease does not have to show the same response in a different disease. Thus, the clinimetric study of those clinical measurements that are used for each disease in particular is important.
For this Special Issue, high-quality observational, experimental, and review studies that provide metric properties on clinical tests used in special populations such as stroke, COPD, or diabetes are invited.
Dr. Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
Dr. Rodrigo Martín-San Agustín
Dr. Mª Piedad Sánchez-Martínez
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- Minimal clinical important difference
- Special populations