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Predictors of chronic pain intensity, spread, and sensitivity in the general population: A two-year follow-up study from the SWEPAIN cohort
Britt Larsson, Elena Dragioti, Anna Grimby-Ekman, Björn Gerdle, Jonas Björk
Objective: To determine whether the intensity, spread and sensitivity of chronic pain can be predicted using demographic features, socioeconomic conditions and comorbidities. Design: A longitudinal study design was employed. Data was collected at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. Setting: General population in south-eastern Sweden. Subjects: A representative stratified random sample of 34,000 i ...
Pages: 183-192
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The Real Impact Factor of Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM) and JRM Clinical Communications (JRM-CC)
Henk Stam, Kristian Borg, Agneta Andersson
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Pages: 149-150
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Effectiveness of healthcare interventions using objective feedback on physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Hanneke E.M. Braakhuis, Monique A.M. Berger, Johannes B.J Bussmann
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of health-care interventions promoting physical activity, which use objective feedback on physical activity delivered using wearable activity monitors as part of the intervention. Intervention groups are compared with control groups receiving usual care or interventions without objective feedback. Data sources: PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library ...
Pages: 151-159
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Factors affecting outcome in participation one year after stroke: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Martha Gustavsson, Susanne Guidetti, Gunilla Eriksson, Lena von Koch, Charlotte Ytterberg
Objective: To explore the importance of client characteristics (age, sex, stroke severity and participation before stroke), rehabilitation context (in-patient or client’s home) and approach (enhanced client-centeredness or not) on participation in every-day life after stroke. Methods: A secondary analysis of data on 237 participants from a previous randomized controlled trial evaluating an enh ...
Pages: 160-166
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Exploring social participation in young adults with cerebral palsy
Dan N.O. Jacobson, Kristina Löwing, Emma Hjalmarsson, Kristina Tedroff
Objectives: To describe social outcomes for young adults with cerebral palsy, and to explore associations of social outcomes with their classification levels within the Gross Motor Function, Manual Ability and Communication Function Classification Systems, and with the presence of intellectual disability. Design: A cross-sectional study with a population-based inclusion approach at a neuropaediat ...
Pages: 167-174
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Changes in fear-avoidance beliefs and work participation after occupational rehabilitation for musculoskeletal- and common mental disorders: secondary outcomes of two randomized clinical trials
Lene Aasdahl, Sigmund Østgård Gismervik, Gunn Hege Marchand, Ottar Vasseljen, Roar Johnsen, Marius Steiro Fimland
Objectives: To assess: (i) whether changes in the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ) were greater for multicomponent inpatient rehabilitation vs outpatient cognitive behavioural therapy, and (ii) whether baseline scores and changes (pre- to post-intervention) in FABQ were associated with future work-participation. Methods: Individuals sick-listed for 2–12 months were randomized to inpa ...
Pages: 175-182
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Predictors of chronic pain intensity, spread, and sensitivity in the general population: A two-year follow-up study from the SWEPAIN cohort
Britt Larsson, Elena Dragioti, Anna Grimby-Ekman, Björn Gerdle, Jonas Björk
Objective: To determine whether the intensity, spread and sensitivity of chronic pain can be predicted using demographic features, socioeconomic conditions and comorbidities. Design: A longitudinal study design was employed. Data was collected at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. Setting: General population in south-eastern Sweden. Subjects: A representative stratified random sample of 34,000 i ...
Pages: 183-192
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The Functional Independence Measure 18-item version can be reported as a unidimensional interval-scaled metric: Internal construct validity revisited
Roxanne Maritz, Alan Tennant, Carolina Fellinghauer, Gerold Stucki, Birgit Prodinger
Objective: Since the 1990s the Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) was believed to measure 2 different constructs, represented by its motor and cognitive subscales. The practice of reporting FIM™ total scores, together with recent developments in the understanding of the influence of locally dependent items on fit to the Rasch model, raises the question of whether the FIM™ 18-item version ...
Pages: 193-200
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Radial extracorporeal shock wave device appearance does not influence clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial
Antoni Morral, Gerard Urrútia, Ignasi Gich, Reme Ruiz, Xavier Bonfill
Objective: To determine whether the appearance of a radial extracorporeal shock wave device affects clinical outcomes in chronic plantar fasciitis. Study design: Randomized controlled parallel assessor-blinded clinical trial. Material and methods: A total of 135 patients were assigned to 3 groups: group I, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device; group II, standard radial extracorpore ...
Pages: 201-208
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Touch on predefined areas on the forearm can be associated with specific fingers: Towards a new principle for sensory feedback in hand prostheses
Ulrika Wijk, Pamela Svensson, Christian Antfolk, Ingela K. Carlsson, Anders Björkman, Birgitta Rosén
Objective: Currently available hand prostheses lack sensory feedback. A “phantom hand map”, a referred sensation, on the skin of the residual arm is a possible target to provide amputees with non-invasive somatotopically matched sensory feedback. How-ever, not all amputees experience a phantom hand map. The aim of this study was to explore whether touch on predefined areas on the forearm can b ...
Pages: 209-216
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Finger soaking enhances effects of light touch on reducing body sway in children with developmental coordination disorder
Fu-Chen Chen, Li-Liang Li, Chia-Hua Chu, Chien-Yu Pan, Chia-Liang Tsai
Objectives: To compare sensitivity to light touch in children with developmental coordination disorder and those with typical development. Also, to investigate how changes/increases in sensitivity to light touch influence the effects of light fingertip touch on reducing body sway in both groups, while controlling for the confounding effects of arm configuration. Methods: Twenty-six children with ...
Pages: 217-224
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Clinical characteristics and physical functioning in persons hospitalized following the Norwegian terror attacks in July 2011: A follow up study
Grethe Månum, Marianne Løvstad, Kristin Wisløff-Aase, Johan Ræder, Anne-Kristine Schanke, Ingar Larsen, Grete Dyb, Øivind Ekeberg, Johan K. Stanghelle
Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics and physical functioning in persons hospitalized after 2 terror attacks in Norway in 2011. Design: Cross-sectional study with retrospective acute medical data. Subjects: Surviving persons hospitalized with physical injuries. Methods: Medical and psychological assessments 3–4 years after injury, with data on injury type and severity collecte ...
Pages: 225-233
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