Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4375
Title: Diagnostische Validität des Basler Vegetative State Assessments - BAVESTA
Authors : Huber, Marion
Koch, Stephanie
Hund-Georgiadis, Margret
Mäder, Mark
Borgwardt, Stephan
Stieglitz, Rolf-Dieter
Published in : International journal of health professions
Volume(Issue) : 1
Issue : 1
Pages : 50
Pages to: 60
Publisher / Ed. Institution : De Gruyter
Issue Date: Dec-2014
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : German
Subjects : Vegetative state; Interprofessional; Assessment; Wachkoma; Apallisches Syndrom; minimally conscious state; Rehabilitation; Screening; Sensitivität; Spezifität
Subject (DDC) : 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Introduction: clinical assessments should meet the general psychometric properties of reliability and validity. Furthermore there are requirements in matters of diagnostic validity and usability. In regards to patients with severe brain damage, both issues can mainly be implemented by detecting and assessing returning abilities as early as possible, in order to use them for treatment planning. Main aim of this article is to investigate whether the newly developed and validated interprofessional Basel Vegetative State Assessment (BAVESTA) meets these practice criteria. Method: data were collected as part of validity assessment of BAVESTA. Using the Glasgow Coma Scale as a reference, predictive parameters and measures of effect are calculated. Moreover, expert users were interviewed and results are presented in a descriptive way. Results: with a sensitivity of .84 and a specificity of .85, the BAVESTA can be regarded as suitable in differentiating between vegetative state and further states of remission such as the minimally conscious state. Expert users regard BAVESTA as eligible for mapping rehabilitative process of patients with severely impaired consciousness. They agree upon the fact that all relevant areas are covered by BAVESTA. Discussion: the BAVESTA displays high levels of differentiation, in regards to both sensitivity and specificity. However, measures of effect ought generally to be regarded with caution, as reference standards have not been developed for the area of rehabilitation. Considering time expenditure, BAVESTA is rated as only marginally feasible by expert users. It should be continued to investigate BAVESTA in regards to its diagnostic quality, integrating electrophysical diagnostic tools as reference standards.
Departement: Health Professions
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4375
10.2478/ijhp-2014-0004
ISSN: 2296-990X
URI: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijhp.2014.1.issue-1/ijhp-2014-0004/ijhp-2014-0004.xml?format=INT
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16209
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