Content - Volume 45, Issue 5
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Objective: To investigate how physical activity changes over the first 6 months after stroke, and how activity is related to function.
Design: A longitudinal study with an initial assessment within 14 days after stroke (in hospital) and follow-up assessments 1, 3 and 6 months later (in-patient rehabilitation or at home).
Subjects: Patients with acute stroke.
Methods: An accelerometer with a s ...
Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of navigation problems in patients with mild stroke, using a navigation questionnaire (the Wayfinding Questionnaire; WQ). In addition, the correlations between WQ scores and quality of life measures and neuropsychological test scores were studied.
Methods: A sample of 62 patients with mild stroke completed a questionnaire measuring se ...
Objective: To describe patient-reported disability in primary brain tumours using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF); and comparison with categories within the core sets for stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Method: A prospective community cross-sectional survey (n = 106) following definitive treatment for primary brain tumours. Problems repo ...
Objective: It was hypothesized that, for people with severe traumatic injuries, no association between long term health status and receiving financial compensation would be detected.
Design: Two prospective cohort studies.
Subjects: A group of people with severe traumatic brain injury (n = 132) and a group of people with traumatic spinal cord injury (n = 58).
Methods: He ...
Objective: To identify factors associated with increased likelihood of reporting a recent fall among people with multiple sclerosis. This study was exploratory in its intent to examine sense of coherence as a contextual influence on fall risk. The study also sought to confirm that variables previously identified as fall risk factors for people with multiple sclerosis persist when tested in a popul ...
Background: In evaluating complex interventions, it is a challenge for researchers to provide transparent reporting of the intervention content with sufficient detail and clarity such that effects can be compared across studies or countries.
Objective: To describe and compare the content of current rehabilitation for patients with inflammatory arthritis across 4 northern European countries.
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of multidisciplinary foot-care, and to evaluate the methodological considerations of a trial of multidisciplinary care in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Design: Exploratory randomised controlled trial.
Subjects/Patients: Children/adolescents with juvenile idio-pathic arthritis and inflammatory joint disease affecting the foot/ankle.
Methods: Standard me ...
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the types of pain management strategies used by patients with fibromyalgia.
Methods: A total of 158 patients with primary fibromyalgia attended a clinical visit to confirm the diagnosis. They completed 3 questionnaires: (i) a self-made questionnaire, (ii) Beck Depression Inventory IA (BDI IA), and (iii) Finnish version of Fibromyalgia Impact Questio ...
Objective: To determine whether the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Low Back Pain Core Sets are sufficient to cover the activity and participation goals that patients prioritize when commencing multidisciplinary rehabilitation.
Design: Prospective multi-site cross-sectional questionnaire study.
Subjects: Patients with chronic low back pain attending mul ...
Objective: To investigate the effect of individualized manual physiotherapy and exercises compared with individualized exercises alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome.
Design: Randomized controlled trial.
Subjects: Patients with shoulder impingement of more than 4 weeks’ duration.
Methods: Patients in the intervention group were treated with individually adapted exercises and e ...
Objective: To investigate whether a postoperative weight-bearing regimen affects changes in bone mineral density and body composition after uncemented total hip arthroplasty, and to investigate the changes over a 5-year period after the surgical procedure.
Design: Secondary analysis of a previous randomized controlled trial.
Methods: A total of 39 patients were randomized to immediate full weigh ...
Background: Although the six-minute walk test (6MWT) is widely used in cardiac rehabilitation, little is known about the ventilatory strategies adopted by older patients who have recently undergone median sternotomy, in order to meet the increased metabolic demand in the 6MWT.
Methods: Using a portable gas-analyser we assessed the breathing patterns in the 6MWT before and after a 3-week rehabili ...