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Measuring HealthA guide to rating scales and questionnaires$
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Ian McDowell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

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Physical Disability and Handicap

Physical Disability and Handicap

(p.55) 3 Physical Disability and Handicap
Measuring Health

Ian McDowell

Oxford University Press

There are many scales to measure physical disability and functional capacity. These range from measures of bodily impairment, to measures of ability to perform basic daily tasks, up to measures of handicap, or the social disadvantage that results indirectly from a health problem. This chapter reviews scales of each type.

Keywords:   physical disability, functional capacity, bodily impairment, daily tasks, handicap, scales

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