Content - Volume 28, Issue 2

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The functional independence measure in Sweden: experience for outcome measurement in rehabilitation medicine
The purpose of the study was to describe the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in Sweden and to analyse some aspects on its structure and the possibility to predict length of stay in a rehabilitation ward. It assesses the degree of dependence with 13 physical and 5 social and cognitive items, using a 7-level ordinal scale. Data are presented from a total of 312 patients and from 267 first admi ...
Pages: 51-62
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The reliability of three active motor tests used in painful shoulder disorders. Presentation of a method of general applicability for the analysis of reliability in the presence of pain
Westerberg CE, Solem-Bertoft E, Lundh I.
This article deals with reliability aspects of standardized, active motor tests ("functional tests") when applied to patients with painful shoulder disorders. Motor performance was rated independently by the same two examiners in a standardized way in three different manoeuvres: the Hand in Neck, Hand in Back, and Pour out of a Pot tests. Pain experienced during these tests was rated by the patien ...
Pages: 63-70
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Pain is a major determinant of impaired performance in standardized active motor tests. A study in patients with fracture of the proximal humerus
Solem-Bertoft E, Lundh I, Westerberg CE.
We have followed the recovery of motor performance and the subsidence of pain for one year in 12 patients after fracture of the proximal humerus. Performance scores during standardized active motor tests were recorded 3, 8, 16, 24, and 52 weeks after injury, and the pain ratings during each of three manoeuvres were assessed on a modified Borg verbal scale. The manoeuvres were: Hand in Neck, Hand i ...
Pages: 71-78
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Some biomechanical consequences of varying foot placement in sit-to-stand in young women
Shepherd RB, Koh HP.
The position in which the feet are placed prior to the start of sit-to-stand affects the distance to be moved by the body mass forward over the feet. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of three foot placements, back, preferred and forward, on biomechanical features of the action. Six subjects were videotaped standing up from a seat with feet on a forceplate. XY coordinates and for ...
Pages: 79-88
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Maximal isometric knee extension strength and stair-mounting ability in 75- and 80-year-old men and women
Rantanen T, Era P, Heikkinen E.
The objective was to study whether the ability to mount different step heights depends on knee extension strength, and if this dependence varies according to age or sex among elderly persons. Altogether, 198 independently living 75-year-old women, 98 75-year-old men, 117 80-year-old women and 45 80-year-old men participated in the study. Maximal isometric knee extension strength was measured in a ...
Pages: 89-93
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Milking is a high-risk job for young females
Stål M, Moritz U, Gustafsson B, Johnsson B.
The prevalence of and the impact of selected factors on self-reported musculoskeletal complaints in Swedish female milkers with special reference to symptoms in the upper extremities were investigated using data from mail-in surveys. An agricultural study group was formed of three subgroups: 161 active milkers, 108 non-milkers and 62 ex-milkers, women who had been milkers earlier but were no longe ...
Pages: 95-104
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Multimodal treatment to prevent the late whiplash syndrome
Provinciali L, Baroni M, Illuminati L, Ceravolo MG.
In order to assess the long-term efficacy of a multi-modal rehabilitation approach on whiplash injury, 60 patients were recruited within two months after neck injury. They were randomly allocated either to an experimental multimodal treatment (A) consisting of postural training, manual technique and psychological support or to a control treatment (B), using physical agents only, such as electrical ...
Pages: 105-111
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