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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Xin Zhou, Hui Deng, Xiaoping Shen, Qingliang Lei
Background: Balance training may be beneficial for patients with osteoporosis, although current results are inconclusive. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials ( ...
Pages: 577-581
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Xin Zhou, Hui Deng, Xiaoping Shen, Qingliang Lei
Background: Balance training may be beneficial for patients with osteoporosis, although current results are inconclusive. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to explore the effect of balance training on falls in patients with osteoporosis. Methods: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases were systematically searched. Randomized controlled trials ( ...
Pages: 577-581
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Effects of Tai Chi on balance and gait in stroke survivors: A systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Gai Yan Li, Wei Wang, Gong Liang Liu, Ying Zhang
Objective: To investigate the effects of tai chi on balance and gait in stroke survivors. Methods: A systematic meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the effects of tai chi on balance and gait in stroke survivors. Results: Five randomized controlled trials, with a total of 346 patients, were included in the meta-analysis. All of these studies had a high bias based on the Cochrane Coll ...
Pages: 582-588
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Associations between self and informant ratings of executive functioning and driver behaviour following acquired brain injury
Per-Ola Rike, Line Aksdal Eriksen, Anne-Kristine Schanke
Objectives: To investigate self and informant ratings of everyday executive functions and their correlation with driving behaviour after acquired brain injury. Methods: A 1-year follow-up study of 24 adults with stroke and 10 adults with traumatic brain injury deemed fit to drive after a multidisciplinary driving assessment. Baseline measures included neuropsychological tests and self and inform ...
Pages: 589-597
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Feasibility of a wearable soft-robotic glove to support impaired hand function in stroke patients
Bob Radder, Gerdienke Prange-Lasonder, Anke I. R. Kottink, Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Jaap H. Buurke, Johan S. Rietman
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of a wear-able, soft-robotic glove system developed to combine assistive support in daily life with performing therapeutic exercises on a computer at home (the HandinMind system). Design: Feasibility study. Patients: Five chronic stroke patients with limitations in activities of daily living due to impaired hand function. Methods: Participants performed ...
Pages: 598-606
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Effects of newly developed compact robot-aided upper extremity training system (Neuro-X®) in patients with stroke: A pilot study
Gi-Wook Kim, Yu Hui Won, Jeong-Hwan Seo, Myoung-Hwan Ko
Objective: Robot-assisted rehabilitation therapy of the upper extremity after stroke has been studied widely; however, robotic devices remain expensive and bulky. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a newly developed, compact upper extremity training system (Neuro-X®) in patients with chronic stroke. Design: Pilot study. Subjects: Fifteen patients with hemiplegia. Methods: Chr ...
Pages: 607-612
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Metabolically healthy obesity and subclinical atherosclerosis in persons with spinal cord injury
Eun Sun Yoon, Kevin S. Heffernan, Sae Young Jae, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kanokwan Bunsawat, Bo Fernhall
Objective: Despite preserved metabolic function, metabolically healthy obesity may increase the risk of subclinical atherosclerosis. Given the high prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases in individuals with spinal cord injury, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of insulin resistance, systemic low-grade inflammation, and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis with metabolicall ...
Pages: 613-618
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Comparison of two multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes, in relation to sex and age
Linda Spinord, Ann-Charlotte Kassberg, Gunilla Stenberg, Robert Lundqvist, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
Objective: To evaluate patient-reported outcome measures in 2 different multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes and to determine whether outcomes are related to sex or age at 1-year follow-up. Design: Longitudinal retrospective study. Subjects: Patients who had participated in 1 of 2 multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes at 2 rehabilitation centres. A total of 356 women and 83 men, divide ...
Pages: 619-628
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Prevalence of comorbidity and its association with demographic and clinical characteristics in persons wearing a prosthesis after a lower-limb amputation
Fred A. de Laat, Pieter U. Dijkstra, Gerardus M. Rommers, Jan H.B. Geertzen, Leo D. Roorda
Objective: To describe the prevalence of comorbidity and its relationship with demographic and clinical characteristics in persons wearing a prosthesis after lower-limb amputation. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects/patients: Persons wearing a prosthesis after lower-limb amputation (n = 171; mean age 65 years (standard deviation 12); 72% men) at the end of outpatient rehabilitation trea ...
Pages: 629-635
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Preferences of older patients regarding hip fracture rehabilitation service configuration: A feasibility discrete choice experiment
Joanna M. Charles, Jessica L. Roberts, Nafees Ud Din, Nefyn H. Williams, Seow Tien Yeo, Rhiannon T. Edwards
Objective: As part of a wider feasibility study, the feasibility of gaining older patients’ views for hip fracture rehabilitation services was tested using a discrete choice experiment in a UK context. Design: Discrete choice experiment is a method used for eliciting individuals’ preferences about goods and services. Subjects/patients: The discrete choice experiment was administered to 41 pa ...
Pages: 636-642
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Self-reported activity of Swedish persons with haemophilia: Change over 2.5 years
Elisabeth Brodin, Emina Hadzibajramovic, Fariba Baghaei, Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson
Objectives: To describe self-reported activity using the Haemophilia Activity List (HAL) for Swedish adults with haemophilia and to detect any changes over time. Method: The HAL was sent to the adult population with haemophilia A and B, moderate and severe form, living in Sweden (n = 260). Participants completed the HAL and a questionnaire on sociodemographic and medical information. From a ...
Pages: 643-651
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Advance care planning in rehabilitation: An implementation study
Krystal Song, Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan
Objective: To identify implementation and process issues that influence the implementation of an advance care planning (ACP) programme in rehabilitation settings. Methods: An ACP programme was established in an inpatient tertiary rehabilitation setting in Victoria, Australia. Rehabilitation patients with chronic illnesses were recruited and the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and ...
Pages: 652-660
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Perception of the role of physical and rehabilitation medicine among physiotherapy students
Piotr Tederko, Marek Krasuski, Marek Łyp, Anna Cabak, Dariusz Białoszewski, Iwona Stanisławska, Beata Tarnacka
Objective: To determine how the role of physical and rehabilitation medicine specialists in healthcare is perceived by physiotherapy students. Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Subjects: A total of 677 physiotherapy students and 519 final year medical students at the largest university-level educational institutions in Warsaw, Poland. Methods: Questionnaire about knowledge of the ro ...
Pages: 661-667
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Personally relevant stimuli during assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness
Lizette Heine, Fabien Perrin
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Pages: 668-670
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