Content - Volume 52, Issue 7
Objective: Many different assessment tools are used to assess functioning in rehabilitation; this limits the comparability and aggregation of respective data. The aim of this study was to outline the development of an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based interval-scaled common metric for 2 assessment tools assessing activities of daily living: the Function ...
Objective: To determine how much people with late effects of polio are bothered by various impairments and their influence on everyday life.
Design: A mixed-methods design.
Subjects/patients: Seven women and 7 men (mean age 70 years) with late effects of polio.
Methods: Self-reported Impairments in Persons with late effects of Polio (SIPP) scale and face-to-face interviews. In SIPP, the partici ...
Objective: To investigate the relation between body mass index class and changes in health-related quality of life in patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation.
Design: Prospective cohort study.
Patients: A total of 503 patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Methods: Data from the OPTICARE trial were used, in which health-related quality of life was measured with the MacNew Heart Disease ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
COVID-19 has become a pandemic with strong influence on health systems. In many cases it leads to a disruption of rehabilitation service provision. On the other hand, rehabilitation must be an integral part of COVID-19 management. Rehabilitation for COVID-19 should start from acute and early post-acute care and needs to be continued in the post-acute and long-term rehabilitation phase. Of course, ...
Objective: To investigate whether variables of function and disability, which have potential to be modified by rehabilitation, are determinants of self-rated health in post-stroke individuals in the chronic phase.
Design: Cross-sectional exploratory study.
Methods: The dependent variable was self-rated health. The independent variables were organized according to the International Classificati ...
Objective: To clarify and compare the structural validity of 3 Balance Evaluation Systems Tests (BESTest, Mini-BESTest, and Brief-BESTest) in older adults with femoral or vertebral fractures.
Design: Cross-sectional study.
Subjects: Ninety-four older adults (age ?65 years) with femoral or vertebral fractures, who could walk without physical assistance.
Methods: Four BESTest models (BESTest, o ...
Objective: To assess the changes in gait parameters in adults with hemiparesis using a rolling cane (quadripod cane with small wheels; Wheeleo®) compared with a classical quadripod cane.
Design: A prospective, multicentric, cross-over randomized trial.
Participants: Thirty-two ambulatory adults with hemiparesis.
Methods: Participants were assessed using a quadripod cane and a rolling cane. Out ...