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Comparing memory group training and computerized cognitive training for improving memory function following stroke: A phase II randomized controlled trial
Toni D. Withiel, Dana Wong, Jennie L. Ponsford, Dominique A. Cadilhac , Peter New, Tijana Mihaljcic, Renerus J. Stolwyk
Objectives: Memory deficits are common after stroke, yet remain a high unmet need within the community. The aim of this phase II randomized controlled trial was to determine whether group compensatory or computerized cognitive training approaches were effective in rehabilitating memory following stroke. Methods: A parallel, 3-group, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was used to compare t ...
Pages: 343-351
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Safety and efficacy of recovery-promoting drugs for motor function after stroke: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Nerida Firth, Ruth N. Barker, Kathryn S. Hayward, Julie Bernhardt, Michelle Bellingan, Ronny Gunnarsson
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of drug interventions to promote motor recovery post-stroke. Data sources: CENTRAL, CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, SCOPUS and Web of Science. Study selection: Published human randomized controlled trials in which the primary intervention was a drug administered to promote motor recovery post-stroke, vs placebo. Data extraction: Standardized pro forma ...
Pages: 319-330
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Role of rehabilitation in chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder: A narrative review
Johanna Wallensten, Marie Åsberg, Maria Wiklander, Anna Nager
Objective: An increase in numbers of cases of sick leave due to stress have been reported from several European countries during recent decades. Chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder is associated with physiological and neurobiological perturbations that may contribute to cognitive problems and long-term exhaustion. Rehabilitation of patients with chronic stress-induced exhaustion disorder is ...
Pages: 331-342
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Comparing memory group training and computerized cognitive training for improving memory function following stroke: A phase II randomized controlled trial
Toni D. Withiel, Dana Wong, Jennie L. Ponsford, Dominique A. Cadilhac , Peter New, Tijana Mihaljcic, Renerus J. Stolwyk
Objectives: Memory deficits are common after stroke, yet remain a high unmet need within the community. The aim of this phase II randomized controlled trial was to determine whether group compensatory or computerized cognitive training approaches were effective in rehabilitating memory following stroke. Methods: A parallel, 3-group, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was used to compare t ...
Pages: 343-351
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Developing interventions to address sexuality after stroke: Findings from a four-panel modified Delphi study
Margaret McGrath, Sandra Lever, Annie McCluskey, Emma Power
Background: Although stroke has a profound impact on sexuality there are limited evidence-based interventions to support rehabilitation professionals in this area. The aim of the current research was to prioritize content areas and approaches to sexual rehabilitation from the perspective of stroke survivors, their partners, stroke rehabilitation clinicians and researchers. Methods: A 2-step onlin ...
Pages: 352-360
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Sexual health policies in stroke rehabilitation: A multi national study
Jannike K. Vikan, Marie I. Nilsson, Tamara Bushnik, Wanying Deng, Khamis Elessi, Yael Frost-Bareket, Elena Kovrigina, Jeries Shahwan, Hildegun Snekkevik, Elisabet Åkesson, Johan K. Stanghelle, Kerstin S. Fugl-Meyer
Objective: To identify and explore sexual health policies at specialized stroke rehabilitation centres in relation to the perspectives of healthcare personnel concerning sexual health. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Nine specialized rehabilitation centres representing 7 countries, and healthcare personnel (n = 323) working with stroke rehabilitation at the 9 centres were included ...
Pages: 361-368
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Comorbidity has no impact on unplanned discharge or functional gains in persons with dysvascular amputation
Raymond Cheng, Sean Smith, Claire Z. Kalpakjian
Objective: To examine how factors associated with infection, organ failure, poor wound healing, or indices of chronic vascular disease are associated with unplanned transfers and functional gains in a population of dysvascular amputees during inpatient rehabilitation. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Inpatient rehabilitation unit at an academic medical centre. Patients: A total of 118 patien ...
Pages: 369-375
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Concordance between the Awareness Questionnaire and Self-Awareness of Deficits Interview for identifying impaired self-awareness in individuals with traumatic brain injury in the community
Tamara Ownsworth, Jennifer Fleming, Emmah Doig, David H.K. Shum, Sarah Swan
Objective: To investigate concordance between the Awareness Questionnaire (AQ) and Self-Awareness of Deficits Interview (SADI) for identifying impaired self-awareness in the community after traumatic brain injury. Design: A retrospective file audit was conducted to retrieve data on the AQ and SADI for participants with traumatic brain injury involved in previous studies on community-based outcom ...
Pages: 376-379
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Anatomical landmarks for tibial nerve motor branches in the management of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: An ultrasonographic study
Alessandro Picelli, Elena Chemello, Elisabetta Verzini, Federico Ferrari, Annalisa Brugnera, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Leopold Saltuari, Angela Modenese, Nicola Smania
Objective: To identify the anatomical landmarks of tibial motor nerve branches to the gastrocnemii, soleus and tibialis posterior muscles for selective motor nerve blocks in the management of spastic equinovarus foot. Design: Observational study. Patients: Twenty-five chronic stroke patients with spastic equinovarus foot. Methods: Motor nerve branches to the gastrocnemii, soleus and tibialis po ...
Pages: 380-384
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Robot-assisted locomotor training did not improve walking function in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial
Anu Piira, Anne M. Lannem, Marit Sørensen, Thomas Glott, Raymond Knutsen, Lone Jørgensen, Knut Gjesdal, Nils Hjeltnes, Synnøve F. Knutsen
Objective: To assess the effects of robot-assisted locomotor training in patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Design: Randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial. Setting: The intervention site was an outpatient clinic, and pre- and post-evaluations were performed in a rehabilitation hospital. Patients: A total of 24 subjects with American Spinal Injury Association Impai ...
Pages: 385-389
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Switching from onabotulinumtoxin-A to abobotulinumtoxin-A in children with cerebral palsy treated for spasticity: A retrospective safety and efficacy evaluation
Nigar Dursun, Melike Akarsu, Tugba Gokbel, Merve Akyuz, Cagla Karacan, Erbil Dursun
Objectives: To determine whether switching from onabotulinumtoxinA to abobotulinumtoxinA in children with cerebral palsy is safe and whether therapeutic efficacy is maintained. Methods: This retrospective observational study of routine care included 118 children with cerebral palsy (mean age 81.4 months (standard deviation; SD 38.9)) who had switched from onabotulinumtoxinA to abobotulinumtoxinA ...
Pages: 390-394
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