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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effect of different levels of exercise on telomere length: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiufang Lin, Jianghua Zhou, Birong Dong
Objective: To investigate the effect of different levels of exercise on telomere length. Methods: CINAHL, SPORTDiscus (EBSCO), OVID (Medline) and EMBASE databases were searched for eligible studies. Methodological quality was evaluated using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale, and heterogeneity among the studies was assessed using the I-squared test. When heterogeneity among studies was high (I2 > 50 ...
Pages: 473-478
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effect of different levels of exercise on telomere length: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Xiufang Lin, Jianghua Zhou, Birong Dong
Objective: To investigate the effect of different levels of exercise on telomere length. Methods: CINAHL, SPORTDiscus (EBSCO), OVID (Medline) and EMBASE databases were searched for eligible studies. Methodological quality was evaluated using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale, and heterogeneity among the studies was assessed using the I-squared test. When heterogeneity among studies was high (I2 > 50 ...
Pages: 473-478
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Accuracy of examination of the long head of the biceps tendon in the clinical setting: A systematic review
Valérie Bélanger, Frédérique Dupuis, Jean Leblond, Jean-Sébastien Roy
Objective: To determine the diagnostic validity of high-resolution ultrasound and orthopaedic special tests in diagnosing long head of the biceps tendon pathologies in patients with shoulder pain. Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis tools. Data sources: MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE. Data extraction: Included studies had to report on the diagnostic validity of orthopaedic special tests ...
Pages: 479-491
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Closeness and life satisfaction after six years for persons with stroke and spouses
Kerstin S. Fugl-Meyer, Marie I. Nilsson, Lena von Koch, Charlotte Ytterberg
Objective: To explore long-term experiences of satisfaction with life in persons with stroke and spouses. Design: This prospective cohort-study collected data on life satisfaction 1 and 6 years after stroke using the Life Satisfaction Checklist; focusing on “Life as a whole” and the domain “Closeness” (“Family life”, “Partner relationship”, “Sexual life”). Open-ended question ...
Pages: 492-498
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Vision-related symptoms after acquired brain injury and the association with mental fatigue, anxiety and depression
Märta Berthold Lindstedt, Jan Johansson, Jan Ygge, Kristian Borg
Background: Brain injury causes multiple symptoms. Among these, visual disturbances are common; 50–70% of patients experience some change in vision after injury/illness. Other very common and disabling symptoms are fatigue, anxiety and depression. This study examines whether levels of fatigue, anxiety and depression are increased if the patients also experience vision disorders. Materials and ...
Pages: 499-505
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Pain correlates with social integration in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional survey
Wang Dawu, He Chao, Li Kaiting, Shao Lan, Peng Xiaohua, Bai Dingqun
Objective: To describe the relationship between pain and social integration following spinal cord injury using comprehensive evaluation of pain-related clinical characteristics and different aspects of social integration. Design: A cross-sectional study. Participants: A total of 318 participants with American Spinal Cord Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) Grades A, B, C or D and > 3 mon ...
Pages: 506-512
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Secondary medical complications after traumatic spinal cord injury in Stockholm, Sweden: Towards developing prevention strategies
Kerstin Wahman, Lena Nilsson Wikmar, Giorgi Chlaidze, Conran Joseph
Objectives: (i) To determine the prevalence of secondary complications after traumatic spinal cord injury during acute care and rehabilitation; (ii) to investigate whether associations exist between level and completeness of injury and the development of common complications; and (iii) to assess whether associations exist between secondary complications and return-to-work 1 year after injury. Des ...
Pages: 513-517
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Aerobic exercise in adult neuromuscular rehabilitation: A survey of healthcare professionals
Eric L. Voorn, Fieke Koopman, Frans Nollet, Merel A. Brehm
Objective: To evaluate the current application of aerobic exercise in adult neuromuscular rehabilitation. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Participants: Dutch rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists in specialized centres for slowly progressive neuromuscular diseases and in primary care. Methods: Participants received a self-designed, web-based, questionnaire, including 27 close-ended ...
Pages: 518-524
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Emerging evidence for accelerated ageing and cardiovascular disease in individuals with cerebral palsy
Patrick G. McPhee, Maureen J. MacDonald, Jem L. Cheng, Emily C. Dunford, Jan Willem Gorter
Objective: To examine longitudinal changes in traditional and non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease in individuals with cerebral palsy and to investigate relationships between age, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and risk of cardiovascular disease. Methods: Individuals with cerebral palsy (n = 28 of 53 eligible participants; GMFCS levels I–V; follow-up m ...
Pages: 525-531
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Physical activity recommendations for patients with heart failure based on sex: A qualitative interview study
Emilie Cewers, Adam Joensson, Jean Marc Weinstein, Tuvia Ben Gal, Tiny Jaarsma
Objective: Physical activity is an essential part of managing heart failure. However, adherence to activity recommendations is low, especially in female patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of healthcare providers regarding sex differences in physical activity, motivation, barriers, and whether adaptations in care based on sex might be meaningful. Methods: This is a ...
Pages: 532-538
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