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Burnout among specialists and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation: A systematic review
Objective: Burnout, a state of emotional exhaustion related to work or patient-care activities, is prevalent in all stages of medical training and clinical practice. The syndrome has serious consequences, including medical errors, poorer quality of care, substance abuse, and suicide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of burnout in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) special ...
Sex differences in the effects of exercise on cognition post-stroke: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
Objective: To determine whether there are differences in exercise-associated changes in cognitive function between males and females living with stroke. Design: Secondary analysis of data from a prospective assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial (NCT01189045). Participants: Fifty participants (50–80 years, > 1 year post-stroke, able to walk ≥ 5 m). Methods: Participants were allo ...
Relationship between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of post-stroke anxiety and depression: An observational study
Objectives: To explore mechanisms affecting mental health in patients with stroke. The aims were to investigate the association between pre-stroke physical activity and symptoms of anxiety and depression 3 months after stroke, and to investigate how self-reported physical activity changed from before to 3 months after the stroke. Design: Secondary analyses of a prospective observational multicen ...
Pain catastrophizing predicts dropout of patients from an interdisciplinary chronic pain management programme: A prospective cohort study
Objective: To explore predictors of dropout of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain from an interdisciplinary chronic pain management programme, and to develop and validate a multivariable prediction model, based on the Extended Common-Sense Model of Self-Regulation (E-CSM). Methods: In this prospective cohort study consecutive patients with chronic pain were recruited and followed up (July ...
Effect of physiotherapy on regaining independent walking in patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness: A cohort study
Objectives: To describe physiotherapeutic interventions used in the post-acute inpatient rehabilitation of chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness, and to determine the influence of such interventions on patients’ ability to walk. Methods: Chronic critically ill patients with intensive-care-unit-acquired muscle weakness who were in post-acute and rehab ...
For which patients does attendance at a preoperative educational class decrease length of stay following hip and knee replacement?
Objective: To establish whether attendance at an education class prior to total hip or knee replacement surgery as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery pathway could decrease length of hospital stay. Methods: A single-site, retrospective cohort study comparing length of stay in hospital for patients who attended and did not attend an education class prior to hip or knee replacement surgery. ...