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Content - Volume 51, Issue 11

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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Burnout among specialists and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation: A systematic review
Emma A. Bateman, Ricardo Viana
Objective: Burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion related to work or patient-care activities, is prevalent in all stages of medical training and clinical practice. The syndrome has serious consequences, including medical errors, poorer quality of care, substance abuse, and suicide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of burnout in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) special ...
Pages: 869-874
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EDITORIAL
Fifty years of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kristian Borg, Agneta Andersson, Henk Stam
Missing (Editorial)
Pages: 817-817
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on pain, stiffness and physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Li Chen, Xin Duan, Fei Xing, Guoming Liu, Min Gong, Lang Li, Ran Chen, Zhou Xiang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of classical pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: The databases PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library were searched for relevant studies. Randomized controlled trials comparing classical pulsed electromagnetic field with placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis were included. Data for primary out ...
Pages: 821-827
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SPECIAL REPORT
Fostering the highest educational standards in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine: The European PRM board strategy for ensuring overall quality of rehabilitation education and care
Nikolaos Barotsis, Franco Franchignoni, Rolf Frischknecht, Alvydas Juocevicius, Angela McNamara, Xanthi Michail, Guy Vanderstraeten, Jean-Michel Viton, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
The harmonization of staff education is a key element for ensuring the highest standard of rehabilitation care across Europe. With this aim, the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) has created a Common Training Framework, which consists of a common set of knowledge, skills and competencies for postgraduate medical training. As a body linked to the Physical and Rehabilitation (PRM) Section ...
Pages: 828-833
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Development and application of implementation tools for rehabilitation guidelines
Raija Sipilä, Marja Mikkelsson, Mari Honkanen, Antti Malmivaara, Jorma Komulainen
Objective: To describe a project to develop guideline implementation tools (GItools) for rehabilitation guidelines, and a collaboration between a guideline producer and a healthcare organization to implement guidelines into care pathways. Design: Descriptive case study. Methods: A national guideline organization in Finland launched a 3-year project in 2015 to implement rehabilitation recommenda ...
Pages: 834-840
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SPECIAL REPORT
Incorporating evidence-based rehabilitation into clinical practice guidelines
Mari Honkanen, Jari Arokoski, Raija Sipilä, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Antti Malmivaara, Jorma Komulainen
Objective: Rehabilitation is often neglected in clinical practice guidelines, even when there is evidence for its effectiveness. The Current Rehabilitation development project, documented in this article, aimed to develop processes and structures to incorporate evidence and good practice on rehabilitation and functional capacity into the Finnish national Current Care Guidelines. Design: Descripti ...
Pages: 841-846
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SPECIAL REPORT
Evaluating a global health partnership rehabilitation training programme in Madagascar
Helen N. Locke, Simone Doctors, Irene Randriamampianina, M. Anne Chamberlain, Rory J. O’Connor
Objective: Rehabilitation services play an important role in optimizing functional ability and societal integration for people with disabilities. The Madagascar Rehabilitation Programme (2011–2013) resulted from a global training partnership and led to 8 doctors achieving a university diploma in rehabilitation medicine. This paper describes a 2014 evaluation of the programme methods, results and ...
Pages: 847-853
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Evaluation of the effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic field on the levels of some inflammatory cytokines in post-stroke patients
Natalia Cichon, Joanna Saluk-Bijak, Elzbieta Miller, Tomasz Sliwinski, Ewelina Synowiec, Paulina Wigner, Michal Bijak
Background: Activation of immunologically competent cells results in the overproduction of pro-inflammatory factors, and causes progression of nerve tissue damage. However, the potential neuroprotective effects of these factors in brain damage have not been well investigated. Objective: To evaluate the effect of extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) treatment on the molecular me ...
Pages: 854-860
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Polio and post-polio syndrome in non-Western immigrants: A new challenge for the healthcare system in Norway
Lillian Vigdis Festvåg, Johan Kvalvik Stanghelle, Nils Erik Gilhus, Per-Ola Rike, Anne-Kristine Schanke
Objective: To explore the health situation and identify specific health challenges in non-Western immigrants with polio in Norway, by comparing their status with Western immigrants with polio and native Norwegians with polio. Design: A questionnaire covering demographics, polio history, life satisfaction, medical, psychological and social conditions was answered by 1,408 persons with polio, among ...
Pages: 861-868
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Burnout among specialists and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation: A systematic review
Emma A. Bateman, Ricardo Viana
Objective: Burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion related to work or patient-care activities, is prevalent in all stages of medical training and clinical practice. The syndrome has serious consequences, including medical errors, poorer quality of care, substance abuse, and suicide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of burnout in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) special ...
Pages: 869-874
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Selecting the best measure for hospital-acquired deconditioning
Carmen E. Capo-Lugo, Erik Hoyer, Daniel Young
Pages: 875-878
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