Content - Volume 33, Issue 5

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ICF approved as the successor of ICIDH
Gunnar Grimby, Björn Smedby
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Pages: 193-194
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Book Reviews
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Pages: 194-0
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European Board PRM News
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Pages: 195-0
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knee muscle activity during ambulation of trans-tibial amputees
Eli Isakov, H. Burger, J. Krajnik, M. Gregoric, C. Marincek
Gait analysis of trans-tibial amputees brings to light asymmetries of different gait parameters between the amputated and sound legs. The present study investigated the activity of the vastus medialis and biceps femoris muscles during ambulation of trans-tibial amputees. Peak activities of the vastus medialis were reached similarly in both legs (6. 06 - 4. 9% and 8. ...
Pages: 196-199
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Physical training with and without oxygen in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise-induced hypoxaemia
K. Wadell, K. Henriksson-Larsén, R. Lundgren
A randomized, controlled, single-blind study was performed on 20 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise-induced hypoxaemia. Ten patients each were randomly assigned to one of two groups, one training with air and the other training with oxygen. There were no significant differences between the groups regarding values measured prior to the study. The patients trained 3 tim ...
Pages: 200-205
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Activities of daily living and quality of life in persons with muscular dystrophy
Birgitta Nätterlund, Gerd Ahlström
The study concerns 77 adults with muscular dystrophy (mean age 49 years) in two counties in Sweden. The purpose was to investigate activities of daily living, quality of life and the relationship between these. Data collection was performed with "the Activity of Daily Living Staircase", "the Self-report Activity of Daily Living" and the Quality of Life Profile. The results indicated that over half ...
Pages: 206-211
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Therapeutic ultrasound: Temperature increase at different depths by different modes in a human cadaver
Dirk Cambier, Katharina D'Herde, Erik Witvrouw, Mireille Beck, Sofie Soenens, Guy Vanderstraeten
A specific increase in temperature is necessary to achieve a temperature-mediated therapeutic impact by ultrasound in rehabilitation. In order to obtain a physical basis for a definite temperature rise at a certain depths in the human body a human cadaver study in situ was conducted. A set of 16 experiments was carried out with an ultrasound frequency of 1 and 3 MHz. For each frequency the pulsed ...
Pages: 212-215
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Women at work despite ill health: Diagnoses and pain before and after personnel support - A prospective study of hospital cleaners/home-help personnel with comparison groups
B. J. Landstad, K. Schüldt, J. Ekholm, L. Broman, A. Bergroth
The present study sought to elicit the diagnoses behind the pain conditions causing complaints by female hospital cleaners and home-help personnel who were working despite their symptoms. We also wished to describe the prevalence of musculoskeletal diagnoses and the intensity, frequency and location of pain, and changes in the clinical picture and pain after personnel supporting interventions. A p ...
Pages: 216-224
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Evaluation of grip strength with a sustained maximal isometric contraction for 6 and 10 seconds
Tomoko Kamimura, Yoshikazu Ikuta
The grip strength in which subjects sustained a maximal isometric contraction for 6 seconds (the 6-second test) was compared with that for 10 seconds (the 10-second test) to clarify a reliable sustained grip strength test procedure. Fifty healthy students (22 - 4 years, 25 men and 25 women) participated in this study. Strength was measured continuously by the Dexter ...
Pages: 225-229
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Modulation of corticospinal excitability during imagined knee movements
François Tremblay, Louis E. Tremblay, Daniel E. Colcer
In this study, we investigated corticospinal excitability during mental simulation of a leg extension movement with the technique of transcranial magnetic stimulation. Motor evoked potentials were recorded in both knee extensors (quadriceps) and flexors (biceps femoris) in 19 trained participants (healthy volunteers). The amplitude and latency of motor evoked potentials were compared in three cond ...
Pages: 230-234
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Augmentative and alternative communication methods in locked-in syndrome
Sinikka Söderholm, Monica Meinander, Hannu Alaranta
Locked-in syndrome is a neurological condition due to a brain disease or an injury affecting the brain stem. The symptoms are tetraplegia, double-sided facial paresis, anarthria/dysarthrophonia, dysphagia and reactive involuntary laughing and crying. Vertical eye movements are the only commonly remaining voluntary motor function. Although the linguistic abilities as well as intellectual and emotio ...
Pages: 235-239
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International Calendar
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Pages: 240-0
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