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ORIGINAL REPORT
Working capacity after a subarachnoid haemorrhage: A six-year follow-up
Emma Westerlind, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: Subarachnoid haemorrhage can lead to long-term disabilities. It is a major health issue for the patient and can affect work capacity. The aim of this study was to investigate working capacity after subarachnoid haemorrhage from a long-term perspective, using data from national sick leave records. In addition, factors associated with working capacity were analysed. Design: A retrospect ...
Pages: 738-743
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Measurement properties of maximal cardiopulmonary exercise tests protocols in persons after stroke: A systematic review
Harriet Wittink, Olaf Verschuren, Caroline Terwee, Janke de Groot, Gert Kwakkel, Ingrid van de Port
Objective: To systematically review and critically appraise the literature on measurement properties of cardiopulmonary exercise test protocols for measuring aerobic capacity, VO2max, in persons after stroke. Data sources: PubMed, Embase and Cinahl were searched from inception up to 15 June 2016. A total of 9 studies were identified reporting on 9 different cardiopulmonary exercise test protocols ...
Pages: 689-699
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Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain control after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Yongjun Zhu, Yuxing Feng, Lihua Peng
Introduction: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is a possible adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment for controlling pain after total knee arthroplasty. However, the results are controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to explore the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on patients with total knee arthroplasty. Methods: PubMed, Embase, ...
Pages: 700-704
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Reliability and concurrent validity of standardized walking obstacle course test in people with stroke
Shamay S.M. Ng, Sunny C.L. Chan, Alexis K.Y. Chan, Hephzibah H.Y. Chung, Navis K.W. Lee, Anson T.S. Ngan, Mimi M.Y. Tse
Objectives: To investigate: (i) the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of completion times and step counts on the Standardized Walking Obstacle Course test (SWOC); (ii) correlations between SWOC scores and stroke-specific impairments; (iii) the cut-off SWOC completion times and step counts for distinguishing differences in obstacle negotiation ability in people with chronic str ...
Pages: 705-714
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Mobilization in early rehabilitation in intensive care unit patients with severe acquired brain injury: An observational study
Michelangelo Bartolo, Stefano Bargellesi, Carlo Alberto Castioni, Domenico Intiso, Andrea Fontana, Massimiliano Copetti, Federico Scarponi, Donatella Bonaiuti and the Intensive Care and Neurorehabilitation Italian Study Group*
Objective: To determine whether early mobilization of patients with severe acquired brain injury, performed in the intensive/neurointensive care unit, influences functional outcome. Design: Prospective observational study. Setting: Fourteen centres in Italy. Subjects: A total of 103 consecutive patients with acquired brain injury. Methods: Clinical, neurological and functional data, including ...
Pages: 715-722
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Assessing Timed Up and Go in Parkinson’s disease: Reliability and validity of Timed Up and Go Assessment of biomechanical strategies
Bruna Adriana da Silva, Christina D.C.M. Faria, Mariana Palla Santos, Alessandra Swarowsky
Objective: To investigate the measurement properties of the Timed Up and Go Assessment of Biomechanical Strategies (TUG-ABS) to determine its adequacy for use with individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Subjects: Fifty individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Design: Diagnostic accuracy. Methods: The study investigated the following properties: reliability (inter-examiner, intra-examiner, test- ...
Pages: 723-731
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Comparison of two 6-minute walk tests to assess walking capacity in polio survivors
Merel-Anne Brehm, Suzan Verduijn, Jurgen Bon, Nicoline Bredt, Frans Nollet
Objective: To compare walking dynamics and test-retest reliability for 2 frequently applied walk tests in polio survivors: the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) to walk as far as possible; and the 6-minute walking energy cost test (WECT) at comfortable speed. Design: Observational study. Participants: Thirty-three polio survivors, able to walk ≥ 150 m. Methods: On the same day participants ...
Pages: 732-737
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Working capacity after a subarachnoid haemorrhage: A six-year follow-up
Emma Westerlind, Hanna C. Persson, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: Subarachnoid haemorrhage can lead to long-term disabilities. It is a major health issue for the patient and can affect work capacity. The aim of this study was to investigate working capacity after subarachnoid haemorrhage from a long-term perspective, using data from national sick leave records. In addition, factors associated with working capacity were analysed. Design: A retrospect ...
Pages: 738-743
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Pain and fear avoidance partially mediate change in muscle strength during resistance exercise in women with fibromyalgia
Anette Larsson , Annie Palstam, Monika Löfgren , Malin Ernberg, Jan Bjersing, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Björn Gerdle, Eva Kosek, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
Objectives: Resistance exercise results in health benefits in fibromyalgia. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that mediate change in muscle strength in women with fibromyalgia as a result of resistance exercise. Methods: Sixty-seven women with fibromyalgia (age range 25–64 years) were included. Tests of muscle strength and questionnaires related to pain, fear avoidance and ph ...
Pages: 744-750
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Effectiveness of postoperative home-exercise compared with usual care on kinesiophobia and physical activity in spondylolisthesis: A randomized controlled trial
Outi Ilves, Arja Häkkinen, Joost Dekker, Marko Wahlman, Sami Tarnanen, Liisa Pekkanen, Jari Ylinen, Hannu Kautiainen, Marko Neva
Objective: To study the effectiveness of a 12-month exercise therapy on kinesiophobia and physical activity in patients with spondylolisthesis after lumbar spine fusion. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Patients (n = 98) with spondylolisthesis who had undergone lumbar spine fusion. Methods: All patients (mean age 59 years) had received lumbar spine fusion surgery and i ...
Pages: 751-757
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Frequency of venous thromboembolism events during acute inpatient rehabilitation in a comprehensive cancer centre
Amy H. Ng, Liat Goldman, Jack B. Fu, Thein H. Oo, Gary B. Chisholm, Diane D. Liu, Anuja Bedi, Eduardo Bruera
Objective: To determine the frequency of venous thromboembolism, possible predictors, and the association between venous thromboembolism and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores and length of stay among cancer patients admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation unit at a cancer centre. Design: Retrospective analysis of patients admitted to acute inpatient rehabilitation from September 2011 ...
Pages: 758-764
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Determining the cut-off value for knee extensor strength for identifying independence in gait in chronic stroke survivors
Naoki Akazawa, Naomi Okawa, Kimiyuki Tamura, Hideki Moriyama
Objective: To determine the cut-off values for knee extensor strength on the paretic and non-paretic sides and both sides combined for identifying independence in gait in chronic stroke survivors. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients: Sixty chronic stroke survivors. Methods: Functional Independence Measure (FIM) gait scores were measured, and the participants were allocated to the independen ...
Pages: 765-767
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Reviewers 2017 for Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kristian Borg and Henk Stam
Pages: 769-770
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