A.B. Ford's scientific contributions

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... Additional information for the assessment of long-term functional outcome after operative stabilisation was obtained during regular follow-up in an outpatient setting or by telephone interview. Standardised questionnaires (Quick Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) score, Subjective Shoulder Value (SSV), Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Hulsmans implant removal score) have been used [14][15][16][17][18][19]. ...
... Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) was applied on each epoch. The obtained spectra values were processed to compute a mean power spectrum for each channel and divided automatically into four different frequency bands, as follows: delta (3-4 Hz), theta (4.5-5.5 Hz), fast theta or pre-alpha (6-7.5 Hz), and alpha (8)(9)(10)(11)(12). EEG traces were quantified by the following mathematical descriptors: DF, which is the frequency where the spectral power value was greatest for each epoch, and DFV, expressing the variability of DF across the 90 analyzed epochs [5,6]. ...
... In this research, the FSQ-SF is considered the primary outcome measure. Basic Activity of Daily Living (BADL) [38]: it is a rating scale regarding some basic activities related to the daily environment (bathing; dressing; toilet; continence; getting around; feeding). Instrumental Activity of Daily Living (IADL) [39] used in its short version [40]: it is a questionnaire that investigates the ability of older adults to perform complex and instrumental activities (using the telephone; making purchases; using means of transport; cooking; doing housework; doing laundry; handling money; taking drugs). ...
... Sociodemographic data and carerelated data were obtained at baseline, including living situation, and number of prescriptions. Physical status was assessed by 'The Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living' (Katz-ADL [16]: ranging from 0-6, with a score of 0 indicating independence). The Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) was used to classify chronic comorbidity [17]. ...
... This scale has been developed to evaluate ADS by Katz et al. [13] in 1963. The Turkish translation and validity and reliability study of this scale have been performed by Pehlivanoğlu et al. [14]. ...
... All data were collected from surrogates unless the patient was able to directly provide the data. We collected data at ICU admission including severity of illness (APACHE II [15]), co-morbidities (Charlson Co-Morbidity Index [16]), activities of daily living (Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living [17]) and the presence of cognitive dysfunction (The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive decline in the elderly (IQCODE) [18]). During the patient's ICU stay, we collected daily data on the treatment provided, including nutrition (protein, calories received), sedation/analgesia regimens (sedative and analgesic agents administered, mobility (ICU Mobility Scale [19]), and involvement of physiotherapy on that day of care. ...