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The European Academy of Rehabiiltation Medicine Scientific Prize 2016
Dr Kristine Oostra
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Factors affecting localization and dispersion of alcohol in peripheral nerve block
Shouguo Liu, Sha Zhou, Xiao Lu, Hongxing Wang, Jianan Li
Objective: To explore the relationship between electrical current and nerve–needle distance for localization of target nerves in peripheral nerve block, and the effects of injection speed, concentration, and injectate volume on alcohol dispersion using an animal model. Methods: Rabbit tibial nerves were selected for localization. Nerve–needle distance was ascertained using a manipulator. The ...
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Effectiveness of multidisciplinary programmes for clinical pain conditions: An umbrella review
Elena Dragioti, Evangelos Evangelou, Britt Larsson, Björn Gerdle
Objective: To evaluate the strength of the evidence for multimodal/multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes (MMRPs) for common pain outcomes. Data sources: PubMed, PsychInfo, PEDro and Cochrane Library were searched from inception to August 2017. Study selection: Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials and qualitative systematic reviews of randomized cont ...
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Prediction for return to driving after the first-ever stroke in Korea: The KOSCO study
Sungju Jee, Min Kyun Sohn, Jongmin Lee, Deog Young Kim, Sam-Gyu Lee, Yong-Il Shin, Gyung-Jae Oh, Yang-Soo Lee, Min Cheol Joo, Eun Young Han, Yun-Hee Kim
Objective: To identify contributing factors that can be used to predict which patients with first-ever stroke will return to driving during 1 year after stroke. Design: Multicentre cohort study. Subjects: A total of 620 first-ever stroke patients who drove before stroke. Methods: The Stroke Cohort for Functioning and Rehabilitation is a large, multicentre, prospective cohort study of all patien ...
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Test-retest reliability of the Participation domain of the Stroke Impact Scale in persons with chronic stroke
Elisabeth Ekstrand, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh
Objective: To evaluate the test–retest reliability and variability of the Participation domain of the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS Participation) in persons with stroke as it is widely used to assess perceived participation in rehabilitation after stroke. Design: A test–retest design. Subjects: Forty-five persons (mean age 65 years) with mild to moderate disability at least 6 months post-stroke. ...
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Factors associated with work ability following exercise interventions for people with chronic whiplash-associated disorders: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Hiu Kwan Lo, Venerina Johnston, Maria Landén Ludvigsson , Gunnel Peterson , Thomas Overmeer , Michael David, Anneli Peolsson
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of exercise interventions and factors associated with changes in work ability for people with chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Design: Secondary analysis of a single-blind, randomized multi-centre controlled trial. Setting: Interventions were conducted in Swedish primary care settings. Patients: A total of 165 individuals with chronic whiplash-associ ...
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Combined transcranial direct current stimulation and breathing-controlled electrical stimulation for management of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
Shengai Li, Argyrios Stampas, Joel Frontera, Matthew Davis, Sheng Li
Objective: To determine whether transcranial direct current stimulation augments the analgesic effect of breathing-controlled electrical stimulation in patients with spinal cord injury who have chronic neuropathic pain. Design: Sham-controlled, single-blinded, single-centre, cross-over study of 12 participants with incomplete spinal cord injury. The treatment protocol included a 20-min transcrani ...
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Environmental barriers, functioning and quality of life in 2008 Wenchuan earthquake victims with spinal cord injury eight years after the disaster: A cross-sectional study
Meilin Xu, Hao Li, Zhengen Zhao, Youping Yang, Zengchun Sun, Haijun Han, Xu Zhang, Jan D. Reinhardt
Objective: To examine environmental barriers, func-tioning, and quality of life in Wenchuan earthquake survivors with spinal cord injury. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Thirty-two adult Wenchuan earthquake survivors with spinal cord injury. Methods: Data were collected on environmental factors with the Nottwil Environmental Factors Inventory Short Form (NEFI-SF), physical and mental f ...
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Physical behaviour is weakly associated with physical fatigue in persons with multiple sclerosis-related fatigue
Lyan J.M. Blikman, Jetty van Meeteren, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Vincent de Groot, Heleen Beckerman, Henk J. Stam, Johannes B.J Bussmann
Background: Fatigue affects 80% of persons with multiple sclerosis and is associated with daily physical functioning. Both fatigue and physical behaviour are multidimensional concepts. Objective: To study the association between the dimensions of physical behaviour and multiple sclerosis-related fatigue. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of 212 persons with multiple sclerosis. Participants were ...
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Exoskeleton gait training after spinal cord injury: An exploratory study on secondary health conditions
Carsten Bach Baunsgaard , Ulla Vig Nissen, Anne Katrin Brust, Angela Frotzler, Cornelia Ribeill, Yorck-Bernhard Kalke, Natacha León, Belén Gómez, Kersti Samuelsson, Wolfram Antepohl, Ulrika Holmström, Niklas Marklund, Thomas Glott, Arve Opheim, Jesus Benito Penalva, Narda Murillo, Janneke Nachtegaal, Willemijn Faber, Fin Biering-Sørensen
Objective: To explore changes in pain, spasticity, range of motion, activities of daily living, bowel and lower urinary tract function and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury following robotic exoskeleton gait training. Design: Prospective, observational, open-label multicentre study. Methods: Three training sessions per week for 8 weeks using an Ekso™ GT robotic exoskeleto ...
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Anxiety after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lena Rafsten, Anna Danielsson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: To update the evidence surrounding the presence of anxiety after stroke. Data sources: A search was conducted in EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, AMED and CINAHL in May 2015 and repeated in April 2017. Study selection: Clinical diagnosis of stroke and assessed for anxiety symptoms on a rating scale in the first year after stroke. Data extraction: One reviewer screened a ...
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Self-reported health problems and prioritized goals in community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury in Sweden
Anestis Divanoglou, Marika Augutis, Thórarinn Sveinsson, Claes Hultling, Richard Levi
Objective: To explore self-reported health problems and functional goals in community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury in Sweden. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study that used a survey designed by an experienced peer mentor with spinal cord injury. Subjects: Community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury from Sweden. Methods: The survey was distributed online by the ...
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Effect of crossed-education using a tilt table task-oriented approach in subjects with post-stroke hemiplegia: A randomized controlled trial
Chang-Yong Kim, Hyeong-Dong Kim
Objective: To determine the effect of crossed-education, using task-related training on a tilt table, on upper extremity function and grip strength in subjects with post-stroke hemiplegia. Design: Double-blind, randomized controlled, pilot study. Patients: A total of 45 patients between 6 and 12 months post-stroke. Methods: Subjects were randomly allocated to the control group, or experimental ...
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Immediate Effects Of Heavy Dose Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation On Ankle Range Of Motion, Triceps Surae Pressure-Pain Sensitivity And Petechiae Occurrence: A Short Report
Corrie Myburgh, Are Hammern, Peter Mannfjord, Eleanor Boyle
Background: Within the practice of physical medicine, instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) is increasing in popularity. However, the intervention is still in its infancy and important clinical issues require elucidation; among these are the effects on asymptomatic individuals. Methods: Twenty healthy males were allocated randomly to either 3 minutes of high-pressure IASTM or activ ...
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