Departments Letter to the editor| Volume 101, ISSUE 6, P1097, June 2020

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Author’s Response to Letter to the Editor

Published:March 07, 2020DOI:
      We thank the authors for their reply to our most recent response. However, we believe that our findings were clinically significant. Specifically, we believe that a 5-point improvement in the Barthel Index (BI) is clinically meaningful. Such an increase can be interpreted by patients and clinicians as an improvement in at least 1 level of dependence in 1 task of activities of daily living.
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      • Letter to the Editor Re: Author’s Response to Letter to the Editor
        Archives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 101Issue 6
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          We appreciate the authors’ response to our letter,1 but we believe their response is insufficient to address our point. In their response they stated, “We believe that the MCID of the BI in both studies was not directly applicable to our study because of differences in the population or length of follow-up. We focused on patients with mild to severe dementia who underwent hip fracture surgery and examined the BI at discharge from acute-care hospitals (median [25th-75th percentile] postoperative length of stay, 21d [15-30d]).
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