Content - Volume 36, Issue 6
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To develop a self-report questionnaire for patients with degenerative disorders of the foot to evaluate the usability of their orthopaedic shoes, and to assess the reproducibility and responsiveness of the instrument. Design:
Development of the Questionnaire for Usability Evaluation of orthopaedic shoes was based on a literature search, structured expert interviews and a r ...
To assess foot pain and its correlation with walking ability in diabetic patients. Subjects:
Two groups of type 2 diabetic patients (30 with symptomatic neuropathy and 30 without symptomatic neuropathy) and 30 healthy volunteers were studied. Methods:
Pain was assessed by the pain sub-scale of the Foot Function Index. Internal consistency for the pain sub-scale was ...
To assess the effectiveness of 3 different health promotion exercise programs for work-related shoulder and neck pain. Design:
Comparative study design. Subjects:
A total of 178 employees were recruited and grouped. Methods:
Those in the "Self-exercise group" (n
= 56) were given a lecture about the exercise program and then performed the program by the ...
The Baking Tray Task is a comprehensible, simple-to-perform test for use in assessing unilateral neglect. The aim of this study was to validate further its use with stroke patients. Methods:
The Baking Tray Task was compared with 2 versions of the Behaviour Inattention Test and a test for personal neglect. A total of 270 patients were subjected to a 3-item version of the B ...
To compare the effectiveness of group rehabilitation and individually dosed rehabilitation in treating chronic low back pain. Design:
Institutional rehabilitation intervention in 2 non-randomized groups with a 6-month post-intervention follow-up. Subjects:
Persons with chronic low back pain: 64 group-rehabilitated and 66 individually rehabilitated. Methods:
To develop and validate a cross-cultural version of the Manniche Low Back Pain Rating Scale (MRS) for use in German-speaking low back pain patients. Background:
Clinical intervention research in back pain would be enormously facilitated if a small number of relevant, patient-centred questionnaires became internationally used. MRS seems to be particularly suitable for cross ...
To compare the outcome of muscle strength with manual muscle strength testing grip and pinch strength measurements and a dynamometer which allows for measurements of the intrinsic muscles of the hand in isolation (the Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer, RIHM). Methods:
Thirty-four patients more than 2 years after ulnar and/or median nerve injury. Muscle strength was evaluat ...
To evaluate the effects of body awareness therapy combined with qigong for patients with fibromyalgia. Design:
A controlled randomized pilot study. Subjects:
Thirty-six female patients with fibromyalgia were randomized to either qigong plus body awareness therapy (n
= 19) or a control group (n
= 17). Methods:
The programme was conducted once a w ...