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Whiplash injury results in sustained impairments of cervical muscle function: A one-year prospective, controlled study
Søren Krogh, Helge Kasch
Objective: To investigate the temporal development of neck muscle function following whiplash injuries. Design: A 1-year prospective, controlled observational study. Subjects: A total of 141 individuals exposed to whiplash injury due to rear-end vehicle collisions and 40 age- and sex-matched controls with acute ankle distortion. Methods: Neck muscle strength and endurance during cervical flexio ...
Pages: 548-555
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Effect of home-based rehabilitation for hip fracture: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Desheng Wu, Xiulan Zhu, Shaowei Zhang
Background: Home-based rehabilitation following hip fracture may be beneficial; however, the evidence is controversial. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of home-based rehabilitation in patients with hip fracture. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were searched systematically. Randomized controlled tr ...
Pages: 481-486
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Rehabilitation service models for people with physical and/or mental disability living in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review
Andréa D. Furlan, Emma Irvin, Claire Munhall, Mario Giraldo-Prieto, Laura Fullerton, Robert McMaster, Shivang Danak, Alicia Costante, Kristen Pitzul, Rohit P. Bhide, Stanislav Marchenko, Quenby Mahood, Judy A. David, John F. Flannery, Mark Bayley
Objective: To compare models of rehabilitation services for people with mental and/or physical disability in order to determine optimal models for therapy and interventions in low- to middle-income countries. Data sources: CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO, Business Source Premier, HINARI, CEBHA and PubMed. Study selection: Systematic reviews, randomized control trials and observational ...
Pages: 487-498
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Rehabilitation outcomes of stroke patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction in the subacute rehabilitation phase
Masahiro Tsujikawa, Yohei Otaka, Rei Hasegawa, Kunitsugu Kondo, Kaori Muraoka, Meigen Liu
Objective: To examine the left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with subacute stroke and compare rehabilitation outcomes between those with decreased left ventricular ejection fraction and those without. Design: Retrospective chart review. Subjects: A total of 482 consecutive patients with stroke admitted to a convalescent rehabilitation hospital. Methods: Patients were assessed using ...
Pages: 499-504
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Traumatic brain injury: Patient experience and satisfaction with discharge from trauma hospital
Cathrine Buaas Tverdal, Emilie Isager Howe, Cecilie Røe, Eirik Helseth, Juan Lu, Olli Tenovuo, Nada Andelic
Objectives: To describe the discharge process for patients with traumatic brain injury from a trauma hospital, and patient experience and satisfaction with care transition. Furthermore, to evaluate associations between discharge process and patient satisfaction and quality of care transition. Design: Prospective-retrospective observational study. Subjects/patients: Seventy-four patients admitte ...
Pages: 505-513
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Usability of World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule in chronic traumatic brain injury
Sinikka Tarvonen-Schröder, Olli Tenovuo, Anne Kaljonen, Katri Laimi
Objectives: To investigate functioning measured with the 12-item World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) in patients with mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury, and to compare patients’ experiences with assessments made by their significant others and by consultant neurologists. Methods: A total of 112 consecutive patients with traumatic brain injury (29 ...
Pages: 514-518
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Measuring cognitive assessment and intervention burden in patients with acquired brain injured:  Development of the ”How Much is Too Much” questionnaire
Jennifer Tomaszczyk, Bhanu Sharma, Albert A. Chan, Brenda Colella, Jenkin Mok, Dorcas Beaton, Bruce Christensen, Robin Green
Objective: To design and preliminarily test a questionnaire intended to measure patient treatment burden resulting from participation in cognitive assessments and interventions. Methods: An expert consensus process was used to develop the concept of patient treatment burden and to determine the first set of questionnaire items and administration protocol. The pilot questionnaire was administered ...
Pages: 519-526
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Comparison of two configurations of transcranial direct current stimulation for aphasia treatment
Kerstin Spielmann, W. Mieke E. van de Sandt-Koenderman, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal, Gerard M. Ribbers
Objective: To compare 2 configurations of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for treatment of aphasia. Design: Randomized cross-over study. Subjects: Patients with chronic post-stroke aphasia (n = 13). Methods: tDCS was combined with word-finding therapy in 3 single sessions. In session 1, sham-tDCS/pseudo-stimulation was applied. In sessions 2 and 3, 2 active configurations we ...
Pages: 527-533
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Effect of therapeutic exercise on knee osteoarthritis after intra-articular injection of botulinum toxin type A, hyaluronate or saline: A randomized controlled trial
Xiao Bao, Jie-Wen Tan, Michael Flyzik, Xian-Cong Ma, Howe Liu, Hui-Yu Liu
Objective: To study the effect of therapeutic exercise on knee osteoarthritis after injection of botulinum toxin type A, hyaluronate or saline. Methods: Sixty participants with knee osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to 3 groups: injection of saline (control) (group A), botulinum toxin type A (group B), or hyaluronate (group C). All participants received therapeutic exercise. Western Ontario a ...
Pages: 534-541
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Effect of a balance-training programme on postural balance, aerobic capacity and frequency of falls in women with osteoporosis: A randomized controlled trial
Ibolya Miko, Imre Szerb, Anna Szerb, Tamas Bender, Gyula Poor
Objective: To investigate the effect of a 12-month complex balance-training programme on static and dynamic postural balance, aerobic capacity and frequency of falls in women with established osteoporosis. Design: Randomized controlled trial in which the intervention group was assigned a 12-month exercise programme (3 times a week for 30 min) and the control group had no intervention. Subjects: ...
Pages: 542-547
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Whiplash injury results in sustained impairments of cervical muscle function: A one-year prospective, controlled study
Søren Krogh, Helge Kasch
Objective: To investigate the temporal development of neck muscle function following whiplash injuries. Design: A 1-year prospective, controlled observational study. Subjects: A total of 141 individuals exposed to whiplash injury due to rear-end vehicle collisions and 40 age- and sex-matched controls with acute ankle distortion. Methods: Neck muscle strength and endurance during cervical flexio ...
Pages: 548-555
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Sensitivity to change of the field-based Wheelchair Mobility Performance Test in wheelchair basketball
Annemarie M.H. de Witte, Fleur Sjaarda, Jochem Helleman, Monique A.M. Berger , Lucas H.V. van der Woude, Marco J.M. Hoozemans
Objective: The Wheelchair Mobility Performance (WMP) test is a reliable and valid measure to assess mobility performance in wheelchair basketball. The aim of this study was to examine the sensitivity to change of the WMP test by manipulating wheelchair configurations. Methods: Sixteen wheelchair basketball players performed the WMP test 3 times in their own wheelchair: (i) without adjustments ( ...
Pages: 556-562
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Effects of push-off ability and handcycle type on handcycling performance in able-bodied participants
Ingrid Kouwijzer, Carla F.J. Nooijen, Kees van Breukelen, Thomas W.J. Janssen, Sonja de Groot
Objective: To assess the effects on handcycling performance and physiological responses, of: (i) making a closed chain by comparing handcycling in a recumbent bike with 2-feet footrest (closed chain) with handcycling with 1 footrest (partial closed chain) and without a footrest (no closed chain); (ii) equipment by comparing handcycling in a recumbent bike with a kneeling bike. Methods: Ten able- ...
Pages: 563-568
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Evaluation of the wear-and-tear scale for therapeutic footwear, results of a generalizability study
Rutger Dahmen, Petra C. Siemonsma, Sandra Monteiro, Geoffrey R. Norman, Maarten Boers, Gustaaf J. Lankhorst, Leo D. Roorda
Objective: Therapeutic footwear is often prescribed at considerable cost. Foot-care specialists normally assess the wear-and-tear of therapeutic footwear in order to monitor the adequacy of the prescribed footwear and to gain an indicator of its use. We developed a simple, rapid, easily applicable indicator of wear-and-tear of therapeutic footwear: the wear-and-tear scale. The aim of this study wa ...
Pages: 569-574
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