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ORIGINAL REPORT
Chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors: incidence, characteristics and side-effects up to one-year post-discharge
Helen Devine, Tara Quasim, Joanne McPeake, Martin Shaw, Louise Mccallum, Pamela Mactavish
Background: Intensive care unit survivors experience significant physical and psychological problems, including chronic pain following discharge. The aim of this study was to observe the incidence, anatomical sites, intensity, and interference of chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors over a 1-year period. In addition, potential predictors of chronic pain were analysed. Methods: Data were ...
Pages: 451-455
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Assessment for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning in acute hospital settings: A systematic literature review
Susan Gordon, Karen A. Grimmer, Sarah Barras
Objectives: To systematically identify literature reporting on assessment instruments relevant for incipient hospital-acquired deconditioning during acute hospital admissions; evaluate their psychometric properties; and identify individual assessment items to form the basis of a comprehensive acute hospital test battery for hospital-acquired deconditioning. Design and data sources: Systematic evi ...
Pages: 397-404
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of tai chi on physiology, balance and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Zonglei Zhou, Ruzhen Zhou, Kunpeng Li, Yan Zhu, Zengqiao Zhang, Yun Luo, Rongsheng Luan
Objective: To systematically synthesize and critically evaluate evidence on the effects of tai chi for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Data sources: Seven electronic databases (Wan Fang, SinoMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, VIP, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library) were systematically searched from their inception to March 2018. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials ...
Pages: 405-417
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SPECIAL REPORT
Development and validity of an innovative test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation
Nicoline M. Otterman, Marjo Maas, Sven K. Schiemanck, Philip van der Wees, Gert Kwakkel
Objective: To evaluate the validity of a script concordance test to assess guideline-consistent clinical reasoning by physical therapists in stroke rehabilitation, and to identify critical features of physical therapists specializing in stroke rehabilitation. Methods: A script concordance test was developed according to current standards. Four subgroups of physical therapists (those specializi ...
Pages: 418-425
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Comparison of accelerometer-based arm, leg and trunk activity at weekdays and weekends during subacute inpatient rehabilitation after stroke
Margit Alt Murphy, Sofi Andersson, Anna Danielsson, Jan Wipenmyr, Fredrik Ohlsson
Objective: To determine whether there are differences in arm, leg and trunk activity measured by acceleration between weekdays and weekends in people undergoing rehabilitation in the subacute stage after stroke. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients: Twenty-eight individuals with stroke (mean age 55.4 years; severe to mild impairment) and 10 healthy controls. Methods: A set of 5 3-axial accel ...
Pages: 426-433
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Functional effects of botulinum toxin type A in the hip adductors and subsequent stretching in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia
Bas J.H. van Lith, Jasper den Boer, Bart P.C. van de Warrenburg, Vivian Weerdesteyn, Alexander C. Geurts
Objective: To investigate the functional effects of bilateral botulinum toxin A treatment and subsequent stretching of spastic hip adductors on gait and reactive lateral stepping responses in patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. Design: Explorative pre-post intervention study. Patients: Twenty-five patients with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia. Methods: Patients were treated wi ...
Pages: 434-441
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Effect of patient education and physical training on quality of life and physical exercise capacity in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation: A randomized study
Albert M. Joensen, Pia T. Dinesen, Lotte T. Svendsen, Tina K. Hoejbjerg, Annette Fjerbaek, Jane Andreasen, Maria B. Sottrup, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Henrik Vadmann, Sam Riahi
Objective: To examine the effect of a rehabilitation programme on quality of life and physical capacity in patients with atrial fibrillation. Methods: Patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation were randomized to either a 12-week rehabilitation programme with education and physical training (intervention group) or standard care (control group). At baseline, after 3, 6 and 12 mont ...
Pages: 442-450
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors: incidence, characteristics and side-effects up to one-year post-discharge
Helen Devine, Tara Quasim, Joanne McPeake, Martin Shaw, Louise Mccallum, Pamela Mactavish
Background: Intensive care unit survivors experience significant physical and psychological problems, including chronic pain following discharge. The aim of this study was to observe the incidence, anatomical sites, intensity, and interference of chronic pain in intensive care unit survivors over a 1-year period. In addition, potential predictors of chronic pain were analysed. Methods: Data were ...
Pages: 451-455
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Concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost gait analysis system for assessment of spatiotemporal gait parameters
Maijke van Bloemendaal, Anita Beelen, Rob F.M. Kleissen, Alexander C. Geurts, Frans Nollet, Sicco A. Bus
Objective: To determine the concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost spatiotemporal gait analysis system for clinical use in rehabilitation medicine. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Thirty-three healthy adults. Methods: The spatiotemporal gait analysis system consists of a video camera placed perpendicular to a 10-m walkway and calibrated for spatial reference. The conditions ...
Pages: 456-463
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Association between metabolic syndrome and knee osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional nationwide survey study
Byung Joo Lee, Seoyon Yang, Sara Kwon, Kyung Hyo Choi, Won Kim
Objective: To investigate the association of metabolic syndrome with the development of knee osteoarthritis. Design: Cross-sectional nationwide survey study. Subjects: Data obtained from the 2010–2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Methods: Subjects aged 50 years or older were included. Knee osteoarthritis (≥grade 2 Kellgren-Lawrence) and severe knee osteoarthriti ...
Pages: 464-470
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