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Gait analysis, isokinetic muscle strength measurement in patients with Parkinson's disease
S W Pedersen, B Oberg, L E Larsson, B Lindval
The aim of this study was to describe motor performance in Parkinson patients in relation to controls. Gait, concentric isometric and eccentric strength in the ankle dorsiflexors were investigated in 25 patients with Parkinson's disease and in 37 control subjects of the same age. In patients concentric torque was significantly lowered but, eccentric torque was significantly lowered in male patient ...
Pages: 67-74
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Double-limb support and step-length asymmetry in below-knee amputees
E Isakov, H Burger, J Krajnik, M Gregoric, C Marincek
The sequence of gait events and symmetry of kinematic parameters between both lower limbs are compromised in below-knee amputees. In the present study the periods of double-limb support and the step length in below-knee amputees were investigated. The symmetry of the two periods of double-limb support occurring in each stride was obviously abnormal (ratio: 0.74) among temporal and distance paramet ...
Pages: 75-79
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Comparison of three intensive programs for chronic low back pain patients: a prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study with one-year follow-up
A F Bendix, T Bendix, C Lund, S Kirkbak, S Ostenfeld
In a randomized, blinded study, we compared the outcome from a full-time functional restoration program with the outcome from shorter active rehabilitation programs for patients with chronic, disabling low back pain. The study initially included 132 patients, randomized into one of three treatment programs: (1) an intensive 3-week multidisciplinary program; (2) active physical training and back sc ...
Pages: 81-89
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Comorbidity of personality disorders and major depression in patients with somatoform pain disorders or medical illnesses with long-standing work disability
L Ekselius, M Eriksson, L von Knorring, J Linder
The comorbidity between major depression and personality disorders in patients with long-standing work disability at a rehabilitation clinic was investigated. Sixty patients with a somatoform pain disorder and 66 patients with different medical illnesses were assessed by means of a self rating scale for major depression, and the SCID screen personality disorder questionnaire. In the total series, ...
Pages: 91-96
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Muscle strength, working capacity and effort in patients with fibromyalgia
J Nørregaard, P M Bülow, J J Lykkegaard, J Mehlsen, B Danneskiold-Samsøoe
The objective of the study was to evaluate the physical capacity and effort in patients with fibromyalgia. Muscle strength and the coefficient of variation of the strength measurements of 181 female fibromyalgia patients and 126 healthy females were compared. These measurements and ergometer exercise capacity, work status and psychometric scoring (SCL-90-R) were correlated. The fibromyalgia patien ...
Pages: 97-102
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A randomized prospective study of vocational outcome in rehabilitation of patients with non-specific musculoskeletal pain: a multidisciplinary approach to patients identified after 90 days of sick-leave
M Lindh, M Lurie, H Sanne
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme offered to a general population with 90 days of sick-leave due to non-specific musculoskeletal pain. The results concerning return to work and re-sick-listing during a follow-up period of five years were evaluated for Swedes and immigrants separately. Compared to a control group, the rehabilitatio ...
Pages: 103-112
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Factors influencing vocational outcomes following stroke in Taiwan: a medical centre-based study
C L Hsieh, M H Lee
This study was aimed at identifying the factors relating to return to work for stroke patients of working age in Taiwan, adjusting for confounding factors. A retrospective cohort study was used to test the association between patients' characteristics, such as medical condition at admission and sociodemographic factors, and the degree of return to work after stroke. Two hundred and forty-eight con ...
Pages: 113-120
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Peripheral muscle training in patients with clinical signs of heart failure
A Cider, H Tygesson, M Hedberg, L Seligman, B Wennerblom, K S Sunnerhagen
The aim of the study was to evaluate, in a controlled setting, the effects of a 5-month dynamic peripheral training programme in patients with clinical signs of congestive heart failure with special reference to their anaerobic threshold, muscle function, heart rate variability and quality of life. Twenty-four randomized patients with clinical signs of heart failure in NYHA II-III entered the stud ...
Pages: 121-127
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