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Fear of movement in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation: A validation study
Paul Keessen, Iris den Uijl, Bart Visser, Hendrika van den Berg-Emons, Corine H.M. Latour, Madoka Sunamura, Harald T. Jorstad, Gerben ter Riet, Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer, Roderik A. Kraaijgenhagen, Nienke ter Hoeve
Objectives: To determine the psychometric properties of a questionnaire to assess fear of movement (kinesiophobia): the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-NL Heart), and to investigate the prevalence of kinesiophobia in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation. Methods: A total of 152 patients were evaluated with the TSK-NL Heart during intake and 7 days later. Internal consistency, test-retest ...
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Additive effect of cerebrolysin and amantadine on disorders of consciousness secondary to acquired brain injury: A retrospective case-control study
Seunghwan Lee, Hyun Haeng Lee, Yejin Lee, Jongmin Lee
Background: Acquired brain injury can cause disorders of consciousness. An additive effect of cerebrolysin and amantadine has been postulated, but not systematically studied. The present study aimed to investigate this additive effect in patients with disorders of consciousness secondary to acquired brain injury. Methods: The medical records of patients diagnosed with disorders of consciousness a ...
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Acute care models for hip fracture treatment vs post-acute rehabilitation services in older adults after hip fracture: A comparative claims data analysis from Germany
Clemens Becker, Kilian Rapp, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, Gisela Büchele
Objective: Acute geriatric care (geriatric early rehabilitative treatment) and sub-acute (inpatient) geriat-ric rehabilitation are delivered to geriatric patients in Germany after hip fracture. The aim of this study was to compare patients’ outcomes after hip fracture between 3 German federal states (Hesse, Bavaria, and Baden-Wuerttemberg) that nearly exclusively offered one of the two geriatric ...
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Long-term outcomes of multimodal rehabilitation in primary care for patients with chronic pain
Elisabeth Pietilä-Holmner, Paul Enthoven, Björn Gerdle, Peter Molander, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
Objectives: To investigate the outcomes one year after multimodal rehabilitation programmes in primary care for patients with chronic pain, both as a whole and for men and women separately. A second aim was to identify predictive factors for not being on sickness absence at follow-up after one year. Methods: A prospective longitudinal cohort study of 234 patients, 34 men and 200 women, age range ...
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Effect of acute transcranial magnetic stimulation on intracellular signalling in human skeletal muscle
Ferdinand von Walden, Eva-Karin Gidlund, Chang Liu, Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Jessica Norrbom, Nils von Wachenfelt, Henrik Kjellgren, Carl Johan Sundberg, Eva Pontén, Björn Alkner
Objective: To investigate the potential of an acute bout of transcranial magnetic stimulation to induce anabolic signalling. Design: Experimental intervention on healthy subjects. Subjects: Ten healthy subjects, 5 women and 5 men (mean age 32 years; standard deviation (SD) 4). Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation, resulting in contraction of the quadriceps muscles, was applied at a frequen ...
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Fear of movement in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation: A validation study
Paul Keessen, Iris den Uijl, Bart Visser, Hendrika van den Berg-Emons, Corine H.M. Latour, Madoka Sunamura, Harald T. Jorstad, Gerben ter Riet, Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer, Roderik A. Kraaijgenhagen, Nienke ter Hoeve
Objectives: To determine the psychometric properties of a questionnaire to assess fear of movement (kinesiophobia): the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK-NL Heart), and to investigate the prevalence of kinesiophobia in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation. Methods: A total of 152 patients were evaluated with the TSK-NL Heart during intake and 7 days later. Internal consistency, test-retest ...
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The nature stroke study; NASTRU: A randomized controlled trial of nature-based post-stroke fatigue rehabilitation
Anna María Pálsdóttir, Kjerstin Stigmar, Bo Norrving, Ingemar F. Petersson, Mikael Åström, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen
Objective: To determine whether nature-based rehabilitation, as an add-on to standard care, has a long-term influence on post-stroke fatigue, perceived value of everyday occupations, disability, health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depression at follow-up 8 and 14 months after randomization. Design: Single-blinded, 2-armed, randomized controlled trial. Methods: Stroke survivors, identif ...
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Prognostic factors for improved physical and emotional functioning one year after interdisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic pain: Results from a national quality registry in Sweden
Elena Tseli, Linda Vixner, Riccardo LoMartire, Wilhelmus J.A. Grooten, Björn Gerdle, Björn O. Äng
Objective: To investigate prognostic factors for physical and emotional functioning following interdisciplinary multimodal pain rehabilitation, by targeting patients’ baseline characteristics and health measures. Methods: A prospective cohort of 2,876 patients from 38 specialist clinics across Sweden, who were completing interdisciplinary multimodal pain rehabilitation programmes, was followed ...
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Biopsychosocial factors associated with poor health-related quality of life after minor to moderate transport-related injuries: Insights into the Victorian compensable population
Stella Samoborec, Pamela Simpson, Rasa Ruseckaite, Darshini Ayton, Susan M. Evans
Objective: To investigate whether a range of previously identified biopsychosocial risk factors were associated with poorer health-related quality of life after transport-related injuries. Methods: This study involved 1,574 participants who sustained a transport-related injury, claimed compensation through the Victorian compensation scheme (in the Australian state of Victoria), and contributed to ...
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Efficacy of myoelectric bracing in moderately impaired stroke survivors: A randomized, controlled trial
Stephen Page, Christine Griffin, Susan White
Repetitive, task-specific practice increases functioning of the paretic upper extremity and decreases upper extremity motor impairment. One method to increase participation in repetitive, task-specific practice is an upper extremity myoelectric device, called the “Myomo”, which uses surface electromyography signals to assist with active movement of the moderately impaired hemiplegic upper extr ...
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AbobotulinumtoxinA and rehabilitation vs rehabilitation alone in post-stroke spasticity: A cost-utility analysis
Carlo Lazzaro, Alessio Baricich, Alessandro Picelli, Patrizia Maria Caglioni, Marco Ratti, Andrea Santamato
Objective: To investigate costs and quality-adjusted life years of rehabilitation combined with abobotulinumtoxinA (aboBoNT-A) (rehab/aboBoNT-A) vs rehabilitation alone (rehab) in post-stroke spasticity in Italy. Design: Based on both Italian National Health Service and societal perspectives, a 2-year cost-utility analysis model was performed. Subject/patients: The cost-utility analysis model co ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for management of post-stroke impairments: An overview of systematic reviews
Woo-Jin Kim, Charlotte Rosselin, Bhasker Amatya, Pouya Hafezi, Fary Khan
Objective: To evaluate evidence from published systematic reviews of clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in stroke population. Methods: The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched for systematic reviews up to 15 January 2019. Three authors independently screened the reviews and assessed the methodologica ...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Botulinum toxin type A for spastic cerebral palsy: Is it time to change praxis?
Hristina Colovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Ivona Stankovic, Dragana Radovic-Janosevic, Dragan Zlatanovic
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Commentary on: Kinesio taping in treatment of chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maurício Antônio da Luz Júnior, Dafne Port Nascimento, Luiz Felício Cadete Scola, Robson Massi Bastos, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
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