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Effect of physiotherapy on regaining independent walking in patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness: A cohort study
Simone Thomas, Jan Mehrholz, Ulf Bodechtel, Bernhard Elsner
Objectives: To describe physiotherapeutic interventions used in the post-acute inpatient rehabilitation of chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness, and to determine the influence of such interventions on patients’ ability to walk. Methods: Chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness who were in post-acute and rehab ...
Pages: 797-804
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Effectiveness of over-ground robotic locomotor training in improving walking performance, cardiovascular demands, secondary complications and user-satisfaction in individuals with spinal cord injuries: A systematic review
Claire Shackleton, Robert Evans, Delva Shamley, Sacha West, Yumna Albertus
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of over-ground robotic locomotor training in individuals with spinal cord injuries with regard to walking performance, cardiovascular demands, secondary health complications and user-satisfaction. Data sources: PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCOhost and Engineering Village. Study selection: Trials in which robotic locomotor training was us ...
Pages: 723-733
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Kinesio taping in treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yilan Sheng, Zhouying Duan, Qiang Qu, Wenhua Chen, Bo Yu
Objective: To compare the efficacy of kinesio taping on chronic non-specific low back pain with that of other general physical therapies. Methods: Relevant studies published up to 31 July 2018 were searched in electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), Cochrane Library, Wanfang Data, Vip Data and China National Knowledge Infrastructure). ...
Pages: 734-740
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Need for structured healthcare organization and support for return to work after stroke in Sweden: Experiences of stroke survivors
Gunvor Gard, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen, Christina Brogårdh, Åsa Nilsson, Ingrid Lindgren
Objective: To explore stroke survivors’ experiences of healthcare-related facilitators and barriers concerning return to work after stroke. Design: A qualitative study. Setting: Outpatient stroke rehabilitation unit at a University Hospital in southern Sweden. Participants: A convenient sample of 20 persons admitted to Skåne University Hospital for acute stroke care (median age 52 years), in ...
Pages: 741-748
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Effects of game-based chin tuck against resistance exercise vs head-lift exercise in patients with dysphagia after stroke: An assessor-blind, randomized controlled trial
Ji-Su Park, Gihyoun Lee, Young-Jin Jung
Objective: To compare the effects of game-based chin-tuck against resistance exercise and head-lift exercise on swallowing function and compliance of patients with dysphagia after stroke. Patients and methods: A total of 37 patients with stroke were randomly assigned to 2 groups. The experimental group performed game-based chin tuck against resistance exercise, whereas the control group performed ...
Pages: 749-754
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Relationship between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of post-stroke anxiety and depression: An observational study
Martina Reiten Bovim, Bent Indredavik, Anne Hokstad, Toby Cumming, Julie Bernhardt, Torunn Askim
Objectives: To explore mechanisms affecting mental health in patients with stroke. The aims were to investigate the association between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of anxiety and depression 3 months after stroke, and to investigate how self-reported physical activity changed from before to 3 months after the stroke. Design: Secondary analyses of a prospective observational multicen ...
Pages: 755-760
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Pain catastrophizing predicts dropout of patients from an interdisciplinary chronic pain management programme: A prospective cohort study
Janke Oosterhaven, Harriet Wittink, Jos Dekker, Cas Kruitwagen, Walter Devillé
Objective: To explore predictors of dropout of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain from an interdisciplinary chronic pain management programme, and to develop and validate a multivariable prediction model, based on the Extended Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation (E-CSM). Methods: In this prospective cohort study consecutive patients with chronic pain were recruited and followed up (July ...
Pages: 761-769
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Joint replacement rehabilitation and the role of funding source
Deborah L. Snell, Jennifer A. Dunn, K. Anne Sinnott, C. Jean Hsieh, Gerben De Jong, Gary J. Hooper
Objective: To examine associations between funding source, use of rehabilitation and outcomes after total joint replacement and to evaluate variations based on demographic characteristics. Design: Cross-sectional, questionnaire-based national survey. Subjects: Participants aged 45 years or older (n = 522) who received either private or public funding for their surgery, were recruited from th ...
Pages: 770-778
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Unaltered low nerve growth factor and high brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels in plasma from patients with fibromyalgia after a 15-week progressive resistance exercise
Anna Jablochkova, Emmanuel Bäckryd, Eva Kosek, Kaisa Mannerkorpi, Malin Ernberg, Björn Gerdle, Bijar Ghafouri
Background: The pathophysiology of fibromyalgia includes central and peripheral factors. Neurotrophins, such as nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, are involved in peripheral and central nervous system development of pain and hyperalgesia. Few studies have examined circulating nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in fibromyalgia or have investigated whet ...
Pages: 779-787
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A preoperative education class reduces length of stay for total knee replacement patients identified at risk of an extended length of stay
Krisztian Sisak, Ross Darch, Louise C. Burgess, Robert G. Middleton, Thomas W. Wainwright
Objective: To establish whether attendance at an education class prior to total hip or knee replacement surgery as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway could decrease length of hospital stay. Methods: A single-site, retrospective cohort study comparing length of stay in hospital for patients who attended and did not attend an education class prior to hip or knee replacement surgery. ...
Pages: 788-796
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Effect of physiotherapy on regaining independent walking in patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness: A cohort study
Simone Thomas, Jan Mehrholz, Ulf Bodechtel, Bernhard Elsner
Objectives: To describe physiotherapeutic interventions used in the post-acute inpatient rehabilitation of chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness, and to determine the influence of such interventions on patients’ ability to walk. Methods: Chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness who were in post-acute and rehab ...
Pages: 797-804
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Prevalence of disability in Morocco: Results from a large-scale national survey
Abderrazak Hajjioui, Naïma Abda, Rachid Guenouni, Chakib Nejjari, Maryam Fourtassi
Objective: Disability is considered a global health problem, with an increasing number of persons with disabilities. Up-to-date and good-quality data on disability are essential to policymakers in order to establish tailored programmes for persons with disabilities based on the specific needs of each category. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of disability in the adult Moroc ...
Pages: 805-812
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Effects on walking of simultaneous upper/lower limb abobotulinumtoxina injections in patients with stroke or brain injury with spastic hemiparesis
Peter J. McAllister, Svetlana E. Khatkova, Steven G. Faux, Philippe Picaut, Romain Raymond, Jean-Michel Gracies
Objective: To compare walking speed in patients with spastic hemiparesis who received abobotulinumtoxinA either in the lower limb or simultaneously in both the lower and upper limbs. Design: Post hoc analysis from a phase 3 study of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®, NCT01251367). Patients: Adult patients with spastic hemiparesis causing gait dysfunction. Methods: Comfortable barefoot walking sp ...
Pages: 813-816
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