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Activities Assessment Scale for Evaluating Disability Associated with Hernia

Purpose:

Purpose: To evaluate a patient with a hernia for functional impairment using the Activities Assessment Scale of McCarthy et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Gastroenterology

Objective:

disability and performance

ICD-10:

K40-K46

Description:

McCarthy et al used an activities assessment scale to evaluate impairment secondary to a hernia. This can be used to evaluate the patient before and after surgery. The authors are from Northwestern University, University of Illinois, Creighton University, University of Utah and the Veterans Administration.

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