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Implementation of evidence-based assessment of the upper extremities in stroke rehabilitation: From evidence to clinical practice
Margit Alt Murphy, Ann Björkdahl, Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby, Carina U. Persson
Objective: There is an evidence–practice gap in assessment of the upper extremities during acute and subacute stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this study was target this gap by describing and evaluating the implementation of, and adherence to, an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Methods: The upper extremity assessment implementation p ...
Bone quality in adults with severe motor and intellectual disabilities
Tomoko Sakai, Tokumitsu Shirai, Tsutomu Oishi
Objective: To determine bone quality in adults with severe motor and intellectual disabilities. Design: A retrospective cohort study. Patients: Bone quality of 60 patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities (28 men, 32 women; mean age 57 years) at a long-term care facility for adults was examined retrospectively. Methods: Quantitative ultrasonography was used to measure the stiffne ...
No advantage of plaster casting following carpal tunnel release: A randomized controlled study
Johannes Svegard, Astrid Nordvall Persson, Christina Zetterlund, Björn Alkner
Objective: To compare the effects of 2 postoperative regimens following carpal tunnel release: plaster casting and elastic bandaging. Design: A randomized controlled study. Patients: Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and planned surgical carpal tunnel release were invited to participate. Methods: A total of 94 patients were randomized to either plaster casting or elastic bandaging to be use ...
Effect of a comprehensive eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional stroke rehabilitation on disability and health-related quality of life: A pre–post comparison
Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J. de Kloet , Sietske J. Tamminga, Gerard Volker, Monique A.M. Berger , Marta Fiocco, Paulien H. Goossens, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Jorit J. L. Meesters
Objective: To compare the effect on disability and quality of life, of conventional rehabilitation (control group) with individualized, tailored eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional rehabilitation (Fast@home; intervention group), for people with stroke. Methods: Pre–post design. The intervention comprised cognitive (Braingymmer®) and physical (Telerevalidatie®/Physitrack®) exe ...
Effects of virtual reality-based neck-specific sensorimotor training in patients with chronic neck pain, compared with general sensorimotor training and a standard rehabilitation programme: A randomized controlled pilot trial
Marina Nusser, Sebastian Knapp, Michael Kramer, Gert Krischak
Objective: To evaluate the effects of neck-specific sensorimotor training using a virtual reality device compared with 2 standard rehabilitation programmes: with, and without general sensorimotor training, in patients with non-traumatic chronic neck pain. Design: Pilot randomized control study. Patients and methods: A total of 51 participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 1: control g ...
Laying the foundation for a Core Set of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for community-dwelling elderly adults in primary care: the patient-perspective identified in a qualitative study
Johanna Tomandl, Stephanie Book, Anina Hoefle, Elmar Graessel, Cornel Sieber, Ellen Freiberger, Thomas Kuehlein, Susann Hueber, Susann Gotthardt
Objective: To explore relevant areas of functioning from the perspective of community-dwelling adults aged 75 years and over, in order to develop a Core Set of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for community-dwelling older adults for use in primary care. Design: Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Participants: A total ...
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 ...
Prevalence of discomplete sensorimotor spinal cord injury as evidenced by neurophysiological methods: A cross-sectional study
Carl Wahlgren, Richard Levi, Salvador Amezcua, Oumie Thorell, Magnus Thordstein
Objectives: To assess the prevalence of residual trans-lesion connectivity in persons with chronic clinically complete spinal cord injury (discompleteness) by neurophysiological methods. Participants: A total of 23 adults with chronic sensorimotor complete spinal cord injury, identified through regional registries. Methods: Diagnosis of clinically complete spinal cord injury was verified by sta ...
Effectiveness of exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Xianrong Liang, Zhujiang Tan, Guojun Yun, Jianguo Cao, Jinggang Wang, Qing Liu, Turong Chen
Objective: The results of previous research into exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy are inconsistent. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of such exercise interventions. Design: Meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic searches of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials involving exercise interventions for children with c ...