Content - Volume 39, Issue 6
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Objective: To investigate the occurrence of transfer of cognitive strategy training for persons with acquired brain injury, and to investigate the way in which transfer is measured.
Methods: Electronic searches in PubMed, PsychINFO, EMBASE and CINAHL using combinations of search terms in the following categories: type of brain injury, transfer, type of disorder, type of intervention. A total of 3 ...
Objective: To determine the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of spastic shoulder pain in patients after stroke.
Design: Double-blind randomized clinical trial.
Patients: Of 31 patients enrolled from an acute-care hospital in Spain, 2 cases dropped out (drop-out rate 6.5%). Fourteen subjects were treated with infiltration of 500 units of botulinum toxin type A in the pectoral ...
Objectives: To explore the correlation between clinical assessment and force plate measurement of postural control after stroke when selected balance tasks are performed under similar spatial and temporal conditions, and to examine the inter-rater agreement of assessment of weight distribution during quiet stance in subjects with stroke.
Design: A descriptive and correlational study.
Methods: C ...
Objective: To justify the utility of the Simplified Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement Instrument (S-STREAM), we examined the discriminative, predictive and evaluative properties of the 3 subscales of the S-STREAM (i.e. upper-limb movements, lower-limb movements and mobility) in patients after stroke.
Subjects: A total of 388 patients after stroke participated in this study. To examine ...
Objective: To develop and test the ability of a screening instrument to identify subgroups among primary healthcare patients with musculoskeletal pain. The Pain Belief Screening Instrument covers pain intensity, disability, self-efficacy, fear avoidance and catastrophizing.
Design: Cross-sectional, correlational and comparative study.
Subjects: Patients in primary healthcare (n1 = 215; ...
Objective: To evaluate the applicability of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) checklist in post-acute traumatically brain-injured patients in rehabilitation settings.
Design: A cross-sectional study based on the written documents of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.
Subjects: A sample of 55 patients with traumatic brain injury.
Methods: Two r ...
Objective: To study the feasibility and 1-year effects on subjective health and symptoms of a network-based geriatric rehabilitation intervention for frail elderly people.
Design: A randomized, controlled trial.
Subjects: A total of 741 frail elderly people who lived at home, aged > 65 years, without severe cognitive impairment (Mini Mental State Examination < 18), and eligible to rece ...
Objective: To determine whether an exercise programme provided by public health nurses is effective in improving physical function and psychological status in elderly people, in reducing falls and risk factors for falls in elderly people, and whether the intervention is a feasible programme within the community.
Design: Controlled intervention trial.
Subjects: Participants included 144 persons ...
Objective: To explore physical and psychological measures believed to determine patients’ perceived self-efficacy in the rehabilitation of patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Design: An explorative descriptive study.
Patients: A total of 116 patients with an anterior cruciate ligament deficient or reconstructed knee.
Method: At one visit; 12 months post-injury/reconstruction, pa ...
Objective: To evaluate a vocational multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for patients on long-term sick leave with respect to their work ability and return to work.
Methods: A multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme was administered to an intervention group of 183 patients on long-term sick leave (mean 12.2 months). Effects of the treatment were compared with a control group (n =&nb ...
Heterotopic ossification is the formation of new bone in an abnormal location. It is usually seen following central nervous system disorders, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, and burn and trauma. Heterotopic ossification in post-stroke hemiplegia is rare; the reported incidence is 0.5–1.2%. It usually occurs on the paretic side of hemiplegic patients. We presen ...