The Orpington Prognostic Scale for Patients With Stroke: Reliability and Pilot Predictive Data for Discharge Destination and Therapeutic ServicesBy Reick, Mary; Moreland, Julie; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 27, No. 23, pp. 1425-1433
Publication Date: December 2005
Study conducted to determine the inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the Orpington Prognostic Scale (OPS), which is an assessment of motor deficit, receptiveness to stimuli, balance, and cognition. The assessment is presented in questionnaire format, and can be administered in roughly five minutes. A total of 94 people who were admitted to the hospital because of a stroke participated in the study. Pairs of physiotherapists and occupational therapists administered the OPS to the participants on days seven and fourteen following stroke. A statistical analysis of the scores are presented. The authors found that the OPS did have high inter-rater and test-retest reliability, though also had limited predictive accuracy for discharge destination. The scale was also found to be a poor predictor of follow-up services. The OPS is presented in the articles’ appendix.
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