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Towards standardized reporting of service organization in rehabilitation for clinical trials
Boya Nugraha, Nada Andelic, Helene L. Søberg, Grace Engen, Marit Kirkevold, Cecilie Røe, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Meta-analysis of clinical trials in rehabilitation is often inconclusive, even when similar interventions are investigated. A possible reason for this is the influence of the settings in which rehabilitation services are delivered. Examples show that factors related to service organization in rehabilitation can influence study outcomes. This, in particular, is relevant, as contextual factors in ...
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
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. All potential studies related to the prevalence of cerebral palsy among children and adoles-cents in China were identified from 3 English- language databases and 4 Chinese-language databases. Pooled prevalence wa ...
Arm impairment and walking speed explain real-life activity of the affected arm and leg after stroke
Sofi A. Andersson, Anna Danielsson, Fredrik Ohlsson, Jan Wipenmyr, Margit Alt Murphy
Objective: To determine to what extent accelerometer-based arm, leg and trunk activity is associated with sensorimotor impairments, walking capacity and other factors in subacute stroke. Design: Cross-sectional study. Patients: Twenty-six individuals with stroke (mean age 55.4 years, severe to mild motor impairment). Methods: Data on daytime activity were collected over a period of 4 days from ...
Temporal evolution and predictors of subjective cognitive complaints up to 4 years after stroke
Britta Nijsse, Daan P. J. Verberne, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Marcel W.M. Post, Paul L. M. de Kort, Caroline M. van Heugten
Objective: To examine the temporal evolution of subjective cognitive complaints in the long-term after stroke, and to identify predictors of long-term subjective cognitive complaints. Methods: Prospective cohort study including 395 stroke patients. Subjective cognitive complaints were assessed at 2 months, 6 months and 4 years post-stroke, using the Checklist for Cognitive and Emotional consequen ...
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 ...
Long-term employment status in patients with World Health Organization grade II gliomas and the association with fatigue
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
The number of patients surviving severe brain injury is increasing; however, many are left in a prolonged disorder of consciousness. With appropriate treatment, patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness can survive for years. Unless an advance directive exists, the treating clinicians can authorize withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration for these patients, based on best ...
Management of gait impairments in people with Charcot Marie Tooths 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 hereditary neuropathies 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 relate ...
Societal burden of stroke rehabilitation: costs and health outcomes after admission to stroke rehabilitation
Winke van Meijeren-Pont, Sietske J. Tamminga, Paulien H. Goossens, Iris F. Groeneveld, Henk Arwert , Jorit J. L. Meesters, Radha Rambaran Mishre, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Wilbert B. van den Hout
Objective: To estimate societal costs and changes in health-related quality of life in stroke patients, up to one year after start of medical specialist rehabilitation. Design: Observational. Patients: Consecutive patients who received medical specialist rehabilitation in the Stroke Cohort Outcomes of REhabilitation (SCORE) study. Methods: Participants completed questionnaires on health-relate ...
Factors associated with met and unmet rehabilitation needs after stroke: A multicentre cohort study in Denmark and Norway
Guri Heiberg, Cecilie Røe, Oddgeir Friborg, Synne Garder Pedersen, Henrietta Holm Stabel, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Audny Anke
Objectives: To examine patient-reported needs for care and rehabilitation in a cohort following different subacute pathways of rehabilitation, and to explore factors underpinning met and unmet needs. Design: Observational multicentre cohort study. Patients and methods: A total of 318 Norwegian and 155 Danish patients with first-ever stroke were included. Participants answered questions from the ...
Benefit of Modified Rehabilitation Programs after Total Knee Arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Waleed Alrawashdeh, Jörg Eschweiler, Filippo Migliorini, Yasser El mansy, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of modified rehabilitation programmes in comparison with standard rehabilitation programmes after total knee arthroplasty through randomized controlled trials. Data sources: A search was conducted in PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC) and Cochrane Library databases in December 2020. Study selection: Randomized controlled trials were reviewed if they compared ...
Post-intensive care syndrome following cardiothoracic critical care: Feasibility of a complex intervention
Philip Henderson, Tara Quasim, Annette Asher, Lucy Campbell, Malcolm Daniel, Lisa Davey, Helen Devine, Martyn Gall, Pamela Mactavish, Karen Mcgroarty, Fiona Nolan, Colin Purdie, Isma Quasim, John Sharp, Martin Shaw, Theodore J. Iwashyna, Joanne McPeake
Objectives: To describe the long-term outcomes of cardiac intensive care unit patients and their primary caregivers, and to explore the feasibility of implementing a complex intervention, designed to support problems associated with post-intensive care syndrome and post-intensive care syndrome–family, in the year following discharge from the cardiac intensive care unit. Design: A complex multid ...
"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 ...
Relationship between gait profile score and clinical assessments of gait in post-stroke patients
Matteo Bigoni, Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Andrea Gianmaria Tarantino, Daniela Clerici, Silvia Baudo, Manuela Galli, Alessandro Mauro
Background: Instrumental assessment of gait pattern in hemiparetic post-stroke patients can be difficult. The Gait Profile Score, together with Gait Variable Scores, was recently validated as a quality measure for gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy. However, use of the Gait Profile Score has not been compared with that of clinical scales in post-stroke patients. Objective: The aims of ...
Guided exercises with or without joint-mobilization or no treatment in patients with subacromial pain syndrome
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 ...