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I learnt early that this may mean I miss things – when I first had the Balloons Test [Edgeworth, Robertson and McMillan, 1998], I practised on one ‘well recovering’ stroke patient. Neither she nor I had noticed any indication of inattention in hospital. The test showed she missed the bottom left quadrant – and she subsequently reported the effects when serving food/covering a pie when at home. (Neale, 2004, p. , 1985] and I tend to use a shortened form [Lincoln and Edmans, 1989]. This is usually to confirm a suspicion I have formed during a functional activity, as it feels useful to have these suspicions confirmed’ (Neale, 2004, p.
Determine presence or absence of a particular capacity, knowledge or skill, or determine the degree in which such is present; in the latter case, the degree may be determined by the relative position of an individual in the group or whole population, or by assigning a definite numerical value in terms of some selected unit. (Drever, 1973, p. 296) OUTCOME The term outcome is being used more and more frequently in health, social care, therapy and rehabilitation literature; so it is a very important term to understand.
It is important that scales are used in support of professional judgement, and are valid, reliable and culturally sensitive. A scale is valid if it actually measures what it is supposed to measure. It is reliable if trust can be placed on it when used by different assessors or over time. A scale is culturally sensitive, if questions and the interpretation of responses are not prejudiced against people from specific cultures and backgrounds’ (Department of Health, 2006b). Stevens (1946) describes a well-accepted and well-used model of four levels of measurement scales that differ in the extent to which their scale values retain the properties of the real number line.