Content - Volume 31, Issue 1
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This paper gives a short history of the development of scientific journals. During the last century there has been an increase of 7% a year in the number of scientific journals published, i.e. a doubling of the total number of new journals every 10–15 years. The only way to survive this information flood is to increase the quality of our scientific publications. There is also increasing internat ...
Nine ambulatory subjects with myotonic dystrophy participated in a supervised 12-week progressive high-resistance training pro- gram. Knee extensor muscles were trained 3 times a week with free weights, 3 10 repetitions at 80% of 1RM. One leg was randomly chosen for training and the other served as control. Six patients completed the training program. In the trained leg, 1RM increased f ...
The association of neck pain with symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in the general adult population was evaluated in a sample of 483 subjects selected from the population living in the municipality of Segrate, northern Italy. Subjects were interviewed by a standard questionnaire about oral conditions, temporomandibular symptomatology and neck pain. Symptoms related to the Helkimo Ana- mnes ...
Research efforts are being made to identify personality and cognitive variables pre- dictive of poor adjustment following myocardial infarction. Sixty-two male patients were examined after a first and uncomplicated myocardial infarc- tion to determine whether dispositional emotional reactivity and debilitating beliefs measured during hospitalization can predict work engagement, social activities i ...
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is one of the most widely used disability and dependence assessment instruments in rehabilitation medicine. As for other similar scales, the expression of results as a unique score raises an important question. Is it legitimate to consider the object being measured (functional independence) as a unidimensional entity? The answer is of major practical impor ...
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in equilibrium and movement control strategies in patients with arthritis of the knee. These strategies were expected to be different from those of healthy subjects because of the impairments caused by knee arthritis. The different phases of a side step were studied in patients with severe knee arthritis using a movement analysis system and force-p ...
Maximal isometric grip strength during short and sustained contractions was registered in 28 females and five males with displaced Colles’ fracture involving the distal radio-ulnar joint. After reduction the patients were immobilized with plaster cast or with external fixation. The reliability of the measure- ments of the uninjured side was high and stable over a two-year follow-up period. The b ...
Grip strength during short and sustained maximal voluntary isometric contrac- tions was measured in 28 females and 5 males with displaced Colles’ fracture involving the distal radio-ulnar joint. The patients were randomized into two groups, treated either through immobili- zation with plaster cast or with external fixation. The recovery of isometric grip strength was followed over a two-year per ...