Tools / Research Production

 
With its research on the complete rehabilitation and social integration continuum, the CIRRIS contributes to the development of new knowledge and applications. The CIRRIS members then transfer these research findings through their conference presentations, production of scientific articles, the sharing of new findings with the clinical setting, etc. This section was developed in an attempt to “share” this knowledge, for example, to support the uptake of standardized evaluation instruments such as questionnaires, measurement tools and clinical practice guidelines. 
 
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KINESTHETIC AND VISUAL IMAGERY QUESTIONNAIRE (KVIQ)

The KVIQ was developed to evaluate the capacity of individuals to mentally represent different movements. This test was designed to be administered to persons with reduced mobility and / or a physical disability. Its psychometric qualities were reported in a study published in 2007 by the group of researchers who developed the test. Since, it has been validated and used to evaluate diverse populations of individuals by many groups of researchers and clinicians worldwide and over the years, the KVIQ has been translated into many languages.


INSOMNIA AND FATIGUE AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI): ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT MANUAL

In collaboration with clinicians from several rehabilitation centres in Quebec and knowledge transfer experts (the CLIPP), and with the financial support of the Traumatology research consortium of the FRQS, a team of researchers has developed an assessment and intervention manual for insomnia and fatigue after TBI. Based on cognitive-behavioural principles, the content of the manual integrates evidence-based practice collected from  TBI and other clinical populations,  and the expertise of clinicians working with these populations. 


SLEEP IN ACUTE CARE DURING RECOVERY FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY 

 
A brochure on "Sleep during recovery after traumatic brain injury" was produced and is available here:
 

MEASURE OF ACCESSIBILITY TO URBAN INFRASTRUCTURES FOR ADULT PRESENTING PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

This instrument proposes the "ideal" environmental layout of urban infrastructures with the intention of including all citizens. The urban infrastructures that can be evaluated by this instrument are public buildings used for the education of adults and leisure (libraries, leisure centers, school environments for adults), as well as pedestrian environments. These checklists can be used by various organizations defending the rights of people with disability, clinicians, designers and managers of urban infrastructures or any person who wants to ensure fair access for people with physical disabilities.

References regarding the development and inter-rater reliability study concerning the MAUAP

  • Gamache, S., Vincent, C., Routhier, F., McFadyen, B.J., Beauregard, L., & Fiset, D. (2016). Development of a measure of accessibility to urban infrastructures : A content validity study. Medical Research Archives. 4(5) : 1-25.
  • Gamache, S., Vincent, C., Routhier, F., McFadyen, B.J., Beauregard, L., & Fiset, D. (2016). Measure of accessibility to urban infrastructures for adults with physical disabilities (MAUAP): Inter-rater reliability study. Medical Research Archives. 4(5) : 1-14.

THE ASSESSMENT OF LIFE HABITS (LIFE-H)

The Assessment of life habits (LIFE-H) is a questionnaire that is used to collect information on all life habits that people carry out in their environment (home, workplace or school, neighbourhood) to ensure their survival and development in society throughout their lifetime.


THE SEATED POSTURAL CONTROL MEASURE FOR ADULTS 
(L’évaluation posturale dans une aide à la mobilité : mesure du contrôle postural assis de l’adulte 2.0 (MCPAA 2.0) in French only)

The Seated Postural Control Measure for adults (MCPAA), version 2.0 (in French only), is a tool to assess the posture of the adult while seated in a locomotor assist device (i.e. wheelchair) and the control of this posture during dynamic tasks. This instrument also measures changes in postural control due to an evolution in the seated posture over time, or the sequels of an intervention on the sitting position. The MCPAA is an adaptation of the pediatric instrument entitled Seated Postural Control Measure (Fife et al., 1991; Roxborough et al., 1994).

Type of publication: Clinical expertise document
Year of publication: 2007
 

 

 

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