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REVIEW ARTICLE
Use of virtual reality-based training in different fields of rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Sebastan Rutkowski, Pawel Kiper, Luisa Cacciante, Błażej Cieślik, Justyna Mazurek, Andrea Turolla, Joanna Szczepańska-Gieracha
Objectives: To analyse the effectiveness of virtual reality-based interventions within several fields of rehabilitation, and to investigate whether the outcomes of virtual reality-based interventions, in terms of upper or lower limb function, gait and balance, differ with respect to the virtual reality system used. Methods: A search of PubMed database resulted in an initial total of 481 records. O ...
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Transition from inpatient rehabilitation to the home environment in cognitively impaired older persons after hip fracture
Bastian Abel, Tobias Eckert, Rebekka Pomiersky, Anja Dautel, Martina Schäufele, Klaus Pfeiffer, Klaus Hauer and the PROFinD2 Study Group
Objective: To investigate short-term changes in clinical characteristics in the transition period be-tween geriatric inpatient rehabilitation and independent living at home in older patients with hip/pelvic fracture and cognitive impairment. Design: Longitudinal observational study. Subjects: A total of 127 multi-morbid, older patients with hip/pelvic fracture and cognitive impairment. Methods: ...
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Measuring fatigue following acquired brain injury: A validation study of the Psychomotor Vigilance Test
Jessica Bruijel, Annemiek Vermeeren, Nick N.J.J.M. van der Sluiszen, Stefan Jongen, Sven Z. Stapert, Caroline M. van Heugten
Objective: To evaluate the construct validity of Psychomotor Vigilance Test performance for measuring fatigue in people with acquired brain injury. Design: Observational cross-sectional study. Participants: Fifty-four people with acquired brain injury and 61 healthy controls. Methods: Participants performed the Psychomotor Vigilance Test and reported momentary fatigue before and after this tes ...
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Variability in patient characteristics and service provision of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation: A study using the Swedish national quality registry for pain rehabilitation
Marcelo Rivano Fischer, Marie-Louise Schults, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Jan Ekholm, Elisabeth B. Persson, Monika Löfgren
Objective: To describe the organization, content and dosage of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation, and the differences in degree of severity of problems of patients admitted to clinical units reporting to a Swedish national quality pain registry, grouped according to unit size and possible affiliation with a university hospital. Methods: Reports from 31 out of 39 clinical units in Sweden, on i ...
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Effect of awareness of being monitored on wearing of orthopaedic footwear
Thijs Lutjeboer, Jaap J. van Netten, Klaas Postema, Juha M. Hijmans
Objective: To investigate the effect of awareness of being monitored on wearing time and adherence to wearing orthopaedic footwear. Quantitative assessment of wearing time was made using direct measurement with temperature sensors during the first 3 months after provision of footwear. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Intervention: Awareness that the temperature sensor is used for measuring w ...
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Prevalence of analgesic use in patients with chronic pain referred to a multidisciplinary pain centre and its correlation with patient-reported outcome measures: A cross-sectional, registry-based study
Thomas F. Kallman, Emmanuel Bäckryd
Background: Chronic pain is prevalent in Sweden, nearing 20% in the adult population. Treatment often requires a multimodal approach, with medication, physical therapy and psychological interventions. However, the frequency of medication in patients with chronic pain in Sweden, and its correlation with patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), are currently unknown. Objectives: To investigate th ...
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Employability and intention to apply for rehabilitation in people with back pain: A cross-sectional cohort study
David Fauser, Nadine Schmitt, André Golla, Julia-Marie Zimmer, Wilfried Mau, Matthias Bethge
Objectives: To analyse the association between self-reported prognosis of employability and health-related measures, and to clarify which determinants influence the intention to apply for medical rehabil-itation. Design: Cross-sectional study of a random sample of German employees. Participants: A total of 6,654 participants (58% female) aged 45–59 years with back pain during the last 3 month ...
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Living situation of family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury
Armin Gemperli, Sara Rubinelli, Claudia Zanini, Jianan Huang, Mirjam Brach, Diana Pacheco Barzallo
Objective: To describe the living situation of family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire. Subjects: Primary family caregivers of persons with chronic spinal cord injury in Switzerland. Methods: Cross-sectional study of family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injury. For comparison, the study population was matched to family care-givers of ...
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Factors affecting length of stay in hospital of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in China
Zhenrong Zhang, Fangyong Wang, Yao Wu
Objective: To investigate factors associated with length of stay in hospital of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in China, based on recent data spanning a period of 10 years. Methods: The study was conducted in the China Rehabilitation Research Center, Beijing, which is the largest rehabilitation hospital in China. Associated variables were statistically analysed, including sex, age, ma ...
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Functional changes in the lower extremity after non-immersive virtual reality and physiotherapy following stroke
Pawel Kiper, Carlos Luque-Moreno, Salvatore Pernice, Lorenza Maistrello, Michela Agostini, Andrea Turolla
Objective: To analyse the effect of virtual reality (VR) ther-apy combined with conventional physiotherapy on balance, gait and motor functional disturbances, and to determine whether there is an influence on motor recovery in the subacute (< 6 months) or chronic (> 6 months) phases after stroke. Methods: A total of 59 stroke inpatients (mean age 60.3 years (standard deviation (SD) 14.8); 14.0 mo ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Use of virtual reality-based training in different fields of rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Sebastan Rutkowski, Pawel Kiper, Luisa Cacciante, Błażej Cieślik, Justyna Mazurek, Andrea Turolla, Joanna Szczepańska-Gieracha
Objectives: To analyse the effectiveness of virtual reality-based interventions within several fields of rehabilitation, and to investigate whether the outcomes of virtual reality-based interventions, in terms of upper or lower limb function, gait and balance, differ with respect to the virtual reality system used. Methods: A search of PubMed database resulted in an initial total of 481 records. O ...
Pages: 1-16
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Personalized predictions of treatment outcome in patients with post-stroke depressive symptoms
Johanne C.C. Rauwenhoff, Suzanne C. Bronswijk, Frenk Peeters, Yvonne Bol, Alexander C. H. Geurts, Caroline M. van Heugten
Objective: Post-stroke depressive symptoms have a vast individual and societal impact. However, research into interventions for such symptoms show contradictory results; it is unclear what works for which patients. In addition, clinical prediction tools are lacking. This study aimed to develop a prognostic index model for treatment outcome in patients with post-stroke depressive symptoms. Methods ...
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