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Sexuality of health care students
A R Fugl-Meyer, K Sjögren
In 283 students in various branches of the health profession commonly involved in physical medicine and rehabilitation, experiences of sexual life were investigated together with parameters of sexual function and of sexual performance-orientation. The findings were related to attitudes towards sexuality of disabled subjects. Results indicate that sexual performance-orientation, frustration and dys ...
Pages: 47-53
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Sexuality after stroke with hemiplegia. I. Aspects of sexual function
K Sjögren, J E Damber, B Liliequist
In a consecutive series of 51 one-stroke hemiplegics some aspects of sexuality were investigated using structured interviews. Findings were related to treatment with anti-hypertensive drugs. In most subjects the site of brain lesion was visualized by X-ray methods. Moreover, in a sub-sample of 15 consecutive males LH, FSH and prolactin were assessed using standard clinical radioimmunoassay techniq ...
Pages: 55-61
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Sexuality after stroke with hemiplegia. II. With special regard to partnership adjustment and to fulfilment
K Sjögren
Aspects of sexual function, partnership responsiveness and fulfilment after stroke were, together with sexually performance orientated and stigmatic attitudes, investigated in 51 subjects. Erectile and orgastic spectatoring were frequent after stroke and were in the males significantly associated. Retarded ejaculation occurred for no males before but for 15% after the stroke. Marked decreases in d ...
Pages: 63-69
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A prospective study of low back pain in a general population. I. Occurrence, recurrence and aetiology
F Biering-Sørensen
A general population of 928 men and women aged 30, 40, 50, and 60 years underwent a lower back examination as part of a general health survey. A 12 month follow-up questionnaire was completed by 99% of them. At the end of the follow-up year, the life time prevalence rates for low back pain (LBP) were 68-70% for men and rose with increasing age from 62% to 81% among women. The one year incidence of ...
Pages: 71-79
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A prospective study of low back pain in a general population. II. Location, character, aggravating and relieving factors
F Biering-Sørensen
In this paper the analyses focus primarily on statements from those 62% (281 men and 294 women) of the participants who at the primary examination reported previous or present low back pain (LBP). In a subsample the most frequent location of the LBP was in the lower lumbar area. Pain radiating to the leg(s) was felt at some time by 36% of the men and 51% of the women. Intense pain was more frequen ...
Pages: 81-88
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A prospective study of low back pain in a general population. III. Medical service--work consequence
F Biering-Sørensen
Of participants with low back pain (LBP) at some time, about 60% said the pain had led them to consult their general practitioner, about 25% a specialist, and about 15% a chiropractor. About 30% had had an X-ray taken of their lumbar spine. Physiotherapy was the most common treatment given for the LBP. Manipulative therapy was the treatment which most often seemed to satisfy those with LBP althoug ...
Pages: 89-96
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Influence of knee flexion on isometric hip extensor strength
G Németh, J Ekholm, U P Arborelius, K Harms-Ringdahl, K Schüldt
The maximum isometric extensor muscle strength was measured in 10 healthy subjects of different combinations of hip and knee angles. An ordinary exercise device was used for the measurements and the method could be useful in clinical work. The results revealed that the knee angle does not affect the hip extensor strength. The highest extensor muscular moments occurred at 90 degrees hip flexion, de ...
Pages: 97-101
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Predictors of physical activity one year after myocardial infarction
J P Diederiks, H van der Sluijs, H W Weeda, M G Schobre
A number of factors predicting habitual physical activity, duration of night's rest, return to work and exercise tolerance one year after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are studied in fifty-five male patients. Except for exercise tolerance three months after AMI, the results of this prospective study suggest that psychologic factors are more important predictors of the four outcome variables th ...
Pages: 103-107
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