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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of telehealth by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Renee Speyer, Deborah Denman, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Yu-Wei Chen, Hans Bogaardt, Jae-Hyun Kim, Dani-Ella Heckathorn, Reinie Cordier
Objective: To describe telehealth interventions delivered by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas, and to compare the effects of telehealth interventions with standard face-to-face interventions. Data sources: CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO and PubMed databases were searched. The content of relevant journals and published articles were also searched. Study selection: Studi ...
Pages: 225-235
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of telehealth by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Renee Speyer, Deborah Denman, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Yu-Wei Chen, Hans Bogaardt, Jae-Hyun Kim, Dani-Ella Heckathorn, Reinie Cordier
Objective: To describe telehealth interventions delivered by allied health professionals and nurses in rural and remote areas, and to compare the effects of telehealth interventions with standard face-to-face interventions. Data sources: CINAHL, Embase, PsycINFO and PubMed databases were searched. The content of relevant journals and published articles were also searched. Study selection: Studi ...
Pages: 225-235
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Effect of postsurgical rehabilitation programmes in patients operated for lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maja S. Sommer , Maja E.B Staerkind, Jan Christensen, Jette Vibe-Petersen, Klaus R. Larsen, Jesper Holst Pedersen, Henning Langberg
Objective: To review the evidence concerning the effects of postoperative exercise interventions on exercise capacity and health-related quality of life following resection for non-small cell lung cancer, and to review whether different initiation times of exercise produce different effects on exercise capacity. Data sources: Comprehensive literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL an ...
Pages: 236-245
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on chronic central pain after mild traumatic brain injury: A pilot study
Gyu-sik Choi, Sang Gyu Kwak, Han Do Lee , Min Cheol Chang
Objective: Central pain can occur following traumatic brain injury, leading to poor functional recovery, limitation of activities of daily living, and decreased quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine whether high-frequency (10 Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, applied over the primary motor cortex of the affected hemisphere, can be used to manage chronic central pa ...
Pages: 246-252
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The value of incorporating personally relevant stimuli into consciousness assessment with the Coma Recovery Scale – Revised: A pilot study
Jonas Stenberg, Alison K. Godbolt, Marika C. Möller
Objective: To explore whether the use of personally relevant stimuli, for some tasks in the Coma Recovery Scale – Revised (CRS-R), generates more responses in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness compared with neutral stimuli. Design: Multiple single-case design. Subjects: Three patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness recruited from an inpatient department at a region ...
Pages: 253-260
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Relationships between internal and external handcycle training load in people with spinal cord injury training for the handbikebattle
Sonja de Groot, Sven P. Hoekstra, Paul Grandjean Perrenod Comtesse, Ingrid Kouwijzer, Linda J. Valent
Objective: To establish the relationship between internal and external handcycling training load for monitoring training in people with paraplegia. Design: Observational study. Subjects: Ten people with paraplegia. Methods: All participants performed a graded peak exercise test. Power output and heart rate (HR) were measured and the session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) was determined du ...
Pages: 261-268
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Responsiveness of performance-based outcome measures for mobility, balance, muscle strength and manual dexterity in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1
Marie Kierkegaard, Émilie Petitclerc, Luc J. Hébert, Jean Mathieu, Cynthia Gagnon
Objective: To assess changes and responsiveness in outcome measures of mobility, balance, muscle strength and manual dexterity in adults with myotonic dystrophy type 1. Design: A 9-year longitudinal study conducted with 113 patients. Methods: The responsiveness of the Timed Up and Go test, Berg Balance Scale, quantitative muscle testing, grip and pinch-grip strength, and Purdue Pegboard Test wa ...
Pages: 269-277
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Standing postural reaction to visual and proprioceptive stimulation in chronic acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy
Clement P. Provost, Sophie Tasseel-Ponche, Pierre Lozeron, Giulia Piccinini, Victorine Quintaine, Bertrand Arnulf, Nathalie Kubis, Alain P. Yelnik
Objective: To investigate the weight of visual and proprioceptive inputs, measured indirectly in standing position control, in patients with chronic acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy (CADP). Design: Prospective case study. Subjects: Twenty-five patients with CADP and 25 healthy controls. Methods: Posture was recorded on a double force platform. Stimulations were optokinetic (60°/s) for v ...
Pages: 278-284
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Evaluation of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme for elderly patients with hip fracture: A prospective cohort study
Wing-Hoi Cheung, Wan-Yiu Shen, David Lok-Kwan Dai, Kin Bong Lee, Tracy Y. Zhu, Ronald Man-Yeung Wong, Kwok-Sui Leung
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness and cost of an 18-month multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Fragility Fracture Management Program (CFFMP) for fragility hip fracture patients. Design: Prospective cohort study. Patients: Elderly patients with hip fracture were recruited at their first postoperative follow-up in 2 district hospitals. The intervention group comprised patients from the hospi ...
Pages: 285-291
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Comparison of the de Morton Mobility Index and Hierarchical Assessment of Balance and Mobility in older acute medical patients
Tobias Braun, Christian Grüneberg, Anna Coppers, Linda Tofaute, Christian Thiel
Objective: To compare the measurement properties of the de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) and the Hierarchical Assessment of Balance and Mobility (HABAM) in an older acute medical inpatient population. Design: Cross-sectional. Subjects: Older acute medical inpatients. Methods: The DEMMI, HABAM and further assessments were performed after hospital admission. Construct validity was assessed by tes ...
Pages: 292-301
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