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Development and initial validation of the Seated Posture Scale

Lelia Barks, PhD, ARNP, et al.

Many Veterans rely on wheelchairs for support of their spines, backs, and arms. This support is used for mobility and also for stable sitting. Support of the wheelchair results in either good or poor posture. Breathing, eating, and speaking are directly related to posture. This study reports development and testing of a new way to judge posture after someone is positioned in a wheelchair. In the future, it may be used in research or long-term care to judge how well residents are sitting. The study suggests that the measurement method is valid and reliable and also may be improved.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0100

Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
   Pages 201 — 210


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Barks L, Luther SL, Brown LM, Schulz B, Bowen ME, Powell-Cope G. Development and initial validation of the Seated Posture Scale. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(2): 201–10.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0100
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