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Relationship between gait profile score and clinical assessments of gait in post-stroke patients
Matteo Bigoni, Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Andrea G. Tarantino, Daniela Clerici, Silvia Baudo, Manuela Galli, Alessandro Mauro
Background: Gait Profile Score (GPS) was validated as quality measure for the Gait Analysis (GA) in several patholgies, but GPS was never compared with clinical scales in post-stroke patients. Objective: The aim of the study was to quantify functional limitation of post-stroke hemiparetic patients using clinical-functional scales and GPS and to assess the presence of correlation between GPS and ...
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"Fit for work and life": an innovative concept to improve health and work ability of employees, integrating prevention, therapy and rehabilitation
Christoph Gutenbrunner, Juliane Briest, Christoph Egen, Christian Sturm, Jörg Schiller, Kai G. Kahl, Uwe Tegtbur, Heike Fuhr, Christoph Korallus
Objectives: To set up a comprehensive health programme for employees, with needs-based allocation to preventive and rehabilitative measures; and to evaluate the effects of the programme on work ability and sick leave. Design: Prospective single-group observational study. Methods: Employees of a university hospital were invited to participate in needs-based interventions of preventive or rehabili ...
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Long-term employment status and the association with fatigue in patients with grade II glioma
Ellen M. P. van Coevorden-van Loon, Willemijn Ernens, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal, Herwin L. D. Horemans, Gerard M. Ribbers, Martin J. van den Bent
Objective: To investigate employment status and return to work in relation to fatigue in patients with World Health Organization (WHO) grade II glioma. Design: Exploratory cross-sectional study. Subjects: Patients with grade II glioma, who underwent surgery between 2005 and 2016. Methods: A postal survey was sent in 2019, which included the Short Form-Health and Labour Questionnaire and the Mu ...
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Sound psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure Self-Report
Sophie Jörgensen, Emelie Butler Forslund, Ulrica Lundström, Erika Nilsson, Richard Levi, Erik Berndtsson, Anestis Divanoglou
Objective: To describe data completeness, targeting and reliability of the Swedish version of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure Self-Report (s-SCIM-SR). Design: Translation and reliability study. Subjects: Programme participants (n = 48) and peer mentors (n = 42) with spinal cord injury enrolled in the INTERnational Project for the Evaluation of “activE Rehabilitation” (inter-PEER ...
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Changes in levels of cartilage oligomeric proteinase and urinary C-terminal telopeptide of type II collagen in subjects with knee osteoarthritis after dextrose prolotherapy: A randomized controlled trial
Yose Waluyo, Budu, Agussalim Bukhari, Endy Adnan, Ratna Darjanti Haryadi, Irfan Idris, Firdaus Hamid, Andry Usman, Muhammad Phetrus Johan, Andi Alfian Zainuddin
Objective: To assess the effects of dextrose prolotherapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis on the levels of serum cartilage oligomeric proteinase and urinary C-terminal telopeptide of type II collagen, and on the Western Ontario McMaster Universities Index and numerical rating scale score for pain. Methods: A randomized controlled trial, in which participants were randomly allocated into 2 gr ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Increasing prevalence of cerebral palsy among children and adolescents in China 1988–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Shengyi Yang, Jiayue Xia, Jing Gao, Lina Wang
Objectives: To investigate the pooled prevalence of cerebral palsy in China, analyse the differences between different subgroups, and explore the trend over the 32-year period from 1988 to 2020. Methods: All potential studies related to the prevalence of cerebral palsy among children and adolescents in China were identified from 3 English-language databases and 4 Chinese-language databases. Pool ...
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Management of gait impairments in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: A treatment algorithm
Jorik Nonnekes, Cheriel Hofstad, Annemieke de Greef-Rotteveel, Heleen van der Wielen, Janke H. van Gelder, Christian Plaats, Viola Altmann, Fabian Krause, Noël Keijsers, Alexander Geurts, Jan Willem K. Louwerens
Gait impairments in people with Charcot Marie Tooths disease are the combined result of ankle-foot deformities, muscle weakness, and somatosensory impairments. People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease often experience pain and difficulties when walking, especially barefoot. They also trip and fall frequently and have a lower than normal gait speed and distance. Because these gait impairments and re ...
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New taxonomy for prolonged disorders of consciousness may help with decisions on withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: A proposed decision-making pathway
Liliana da Conceição Teixeira, Nuno Rocha, Rui Nunes
Pain, stiffness and joint deformity can result in significantly reduced hand function in people with osteoarthritis. Characteristic finger deformities in osteoarthritis are swan neck deformity and boutonnière deformity. Several studies have reported that an orthosis decreases pain and increases function during daily activities for patients with arthritis. The aim of this study was to review patie ...
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Relationship between gait profile score and clinical assessments of gait in post-stroke patients
Matteo Bigoni, Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Andrea G. Tarantino, Daniela Clerici, Silvia Baudo, Manuela Galli, Alessandro Mauro
Background: Gait Profile Score (GPS) was validated as quality measure for the Gait Analysis (GA) in several patholgies, but GPS was never compared with clinical scales in post-stroke patients. Objective: The aim of the study was to quantify functional limitation of post-stroke hemiparetic patients using clinical-functional scales and GPS and to assess the presence of correlation between GPS and ...
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Effects of orthopedic insoles on patients with knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis and systematic review
Long Yu, Yanmin Wang, Jianzhong Yang, Jie Wang, Ying Zhang
Objective: Recent clinical evidence supports that orthopaedic insoles, especially lateral-wedge insoles, can significantly benefit patients with knee osteoarthritis. The aim of this study is to explore the effects of orthopaedic insoles in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Randomized controlled trials evaluating the effects of orthopaedic insoles on patients with knee osteoarthritis, pu ...
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Guided exercises with or without joint mobilization or no treatment in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: A clinical trial
Anna Eliason, Marita Harringe, Björn Engström, Suzanne Werner
Background: Graded resistance training is the recommended treatment for patients with subacromial pain syndrome. It is debated whether adding joint mobilization will improve the outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of guided exercises with or without joint mobilization, compared with controls who did not receive any treatment. Methods: A 3-armed controlled trial in ...
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Contextualizing the lived experiences of patients with low back pain from different countries according to the ICF framework
Ellen Aartun, Iben Axén, Silvano Mior, Yngve Røe, Maria Hondras, Lise Kretz, Pierre Côté
Objective: To explore perspectives, including social and psychological aspects, of patients seeking manual care for low back pain, in order to understand constructs of functioning that are important across different cultural contexts. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) emphasizes the importance of these aspects to describe health-related functioning. Desi ...
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Feasibility and reliability of a web-based smartphone application for joint position measurement
Bharadwaj Ravi, Manak Kapoor, Darren Player
Objective: Measurement of joint angles is usually performed using a simple goniometer, which can often be time-consuming and inaccurate, however smartphones can measure angles, this technology could be used to measure joint position. Studies of smartphone applications for this purpose lack consistency and homogeneity. The aim of the current study is to analyse the reliability and accuracy of 3 ine ...
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Corrigendum to AbobotulinumtoxinA injections in shoulder muscles to improve adult upper limb spasticity: Results from a phase 4 real-world study and a phase 3 open-label trial
Thierry Lejeune, Svetlana Khatkova, Lynne Turner-Stokes, Philippe Picaut, Pascal Maisonobe, Jovita Balcaitiene, François Constant Boyer
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