Neurologic & Older Adult Journal Club

A Journal Club is sponsored by the NOA clinic for medical practioners interested in the rehabilitation of older adults and those with neurologic conditions.  The purpose of the Journal Club is to critically review the current literature on topics of particular interest to those treating these patient populations and to encourage integration of this information into patient care.  The NOA Journal Club meets in McKinly Laboratory, Room 337, University of Delaware. 

If you are interested in participating contact Darcy Reisman, PhD, PT Assitant Professor and NOA Clinic Faculty Liaison at (302) 831-0508 or e-mail


Links to Articles:


Tuesday, March. 15, 2011

Location: NOA PT Clinic, Ground Floor

Title: The Ashworth Scale and The Tardieu Spasticity Scale-as a body structure/function measure

Discussion Articles:
1. Patrick, Emily and Louise Ada (2006). The Tardieu Scale Differentiates Contracture from Spasticity whereas the Ashworth Scale is Confounded by it. pdf

2. Mehrholz, Jan et. al. (2005). Reliability of the Modified Tardieu Scale and the Modified Ashworth Scale in Adult Patients with Severe Brain Injury: a Comparison Study. pdf.

Reference Articles:

3. Haugh, A.B. (2006). A Systematic Review of the Tardieu Scale for the Measurement of Spasticity. pdf.






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