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Objectives: To describe the relationships among 3 measures of physical fitness (exercise capacity, muscle function and functional capacity) in patients with heart failure, and to determine whether these measures are influenced by impairment of movement.
Methods: Secondary analysis of baseline data from the Italian subsample (n = 96) of patients with heart failure enrolled in a randomized con ...
Objective: Patient enablement reflects patient’s understanding of and coping with illness.
The aim of this study was to investigate the content validity, construct validity, internal consistency and self-rated change (SRC) of the Patient Enablement Instrument (PEI) in patients with whiplash-associated disorders, cervical radiculopathy and mixed chronic pain treated in different settings.
Objective: To investigate the effects of normocapnic hyperpnoea training on pulmonary function and patient-reported outcomes in chronic spinal cord injury.
Design: Single-centre randomized controlled trial.
Patients: Eighteen patients with spinal cord injury > 24 months post-injury and without regular respiratory muscle training prior to the study were included prospectively.
Methods: Patie ...
Background: Brain injury causes multiple symptoms. Among these, visual disturbances are common; 50–70% of patients experience some change in vision after injury/illness. Other very common and disabling symptoms are fatigue, anxiety and depression. This study examines whether levels of fatigue, anxiety and depression are increased if the patients also experience vision disorders.
Materials and ...
Objective: To identify the most common quality of life instruments for children with cystic fibrosis and link the content with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
Methods: The study was conducted in 2 stages. The first stage involved a review of the literature to select quality of life questionnaires. In the second stage 2 independent reviewers identifie ...
Objective: Physical activity is an essential part of managing heart failure. However, adherence to activity recommendations is low, especially in female patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of healthcare providers regarding sex differences in physical activity, motivation, barriers, and whether adaptations in care based on sex might be meaningful.
Methods: This is a ...
Objective: To explore long-term experiences of satisfaction with life in persons with stroke and spouses.
Design: This prospective cohort-study collected data on life satisfaction 1 and 6 years after stroke using the Life Satisfaction Checklist; focusing on “Life as a whole” and the domain “Closeness” (“Family life”, “Partner relationship”, “Sexual life”). Open-ended question ...