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THE GALS LOCOMOTOR SCREEN

DOHERTY, M; DACRE, J; DIEPPE, P; SNAITH, M; (1992) THE GALS LOCOMOTOR SCREEN. ANN RHEUM DIS , 51 (10) 1165 - 1169.

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Abstract

The locomotor system is complex and difficult to examine. A selective clinical process to detect important locomotor abnormalities and functional disabiliity could prove valuable. A screen based on a tested 'minimal' history and examination system is described, together with a simple method of recording. The screen is fast and easy to perform. As well as providing a useful introduction to examination of the locomotor system, the screen includes objective observation of functional movements relevant to activities of daily living. Its inclusion in the undergraduate clerking repertoire could improve junior doctors' awareness and recognition of rheumatic disease and general disability. It could also provide a valuable screening test for use in general practice.

Type:Article
Title:THE GALS LOCOMOTOR SCREEN
Keywords:JOINT
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School

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