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Effect of combined use of transcranial direct current stimulation and cognitive training on executive function and activities of daily living after stroke
Yuan-Wen Liu, Zhong-Hua Chen, Jing Luo, Ming-Yu Yin, Li-Li LI, Yu-De Yang, Hai-Qing Zheng, Zhen-Hong Liang, Xi-Quan Hu
Objective: To explore the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on executive function and activities of daily living performance among stroke patients. Methods: A total of 50 subjects were enrolled and randomly allocated into 2 groups of 25 each. The real-transcranial direct current stimulation group was simultaneously subjected to transcranial direct ...
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 ...
Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the recovery of people with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit: A narrative review
Louise C. Burgess, Lalitha Venugopalan, James Badger, Tamsyn Street, Gad Alon, Jonathan C. Jarvis, Thomas W. Wainwright, Tamara Everington, Paul Taylor, Ian D. Swain
The rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19 after prolonged treatment in the intensive care unit is often complex and challenging. Patients may develop a myriad of long-term multi-organ impairments, affecting the respiratory, cardiac, neurological, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. Skeletal muscle dysfunction of respiratory and limb muscles, commonly referred to as intensive care unit acquir ...
Describing community-based rehabilitation services in Indonesia by using The International Classification of Service Organization in Rehabilitation 2.0
Boya Nugraha, Irma Ruslina Defi, Riri Prima Yolanda, Melda Warliani, Vitriiana Biben, Jennie Jennie, Husnul Mubarak, Nilla Mayasari, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Objective: Describing rehabilitation services in a standardized way is a challenge. The International Classification of Service Organizations in Rehabil-itation (ICSO-R) 2.0 was published for this purpose. The ICSO-R was criticized for being tested mainly in high-income countries, and because the testing in lower-income countries did not include community-based rehabilitation services. Therefore, ...
Early brain imaging predictors of post-stroke spasticity
Songjin Ri, Stefanie Glaess-Leistner , Kerstin Villringer, Jörg Wissel
Background: Post-stroke spasticity is a major factor disturbing rehabilitation and functional recovery in stroke survivors. Clinical predictors of post-stroke spasticity have often been discussed, but brain image predictors for spasticity have been insufficiently researched. The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging data to identify early brain imaging predictors for potential de ...
Fatigue in relation to long-term participation outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage survivors
Elisabeth Anne de Vries, Wendy Boerboom, Rita H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Fop van Kooten, Gerard M. Ribbers, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal
Objective: To examine the association of fatigue with long-term participation in aneurysmal sub-arachnoid haemorrhage survivors. Design: Cohort study, 4 years post-onset. Subjects: A total of 59 patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage Methods: Participation performance was assessed with the Sickness Impact Profile-68, participation autonomy and problem experience with the Impact on P ...
Effect of tai chi on glycaemic control, lipid metabolism and body composition in adults with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Shuai Guo, Ying Xu, Jiawei Qin, Yannan Chen, Yue You, Jing Tao, Zhizhen Liu, Jia Huang
Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effects of tai chi on metabolic control and body composition indicators in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of existing literature. Methods: Electronic resource databases were searched to collect eligible studies. Two reviewers selected studies and independently evaluated methodolo ...
Predictive validity of general work ability assessments in the context of sickness insurance
Christian Ståhl, Nadine Karlsson, Björn Gerdle, Jan Sandqvist
Objective: The activity ability assessment is a Swedish method for assessing general work ability, based on self-reports combined with an examination by specially trained physicians, and, if needed, extended assessments by occupational therapists, physiotherapists and/or psychologists. The aim of this study was to analyse the predictive validity of the activity ability assessment in relation to fu ...
Physical activity with person-centred guidance supported by a digital platform for persons with chronic widespread pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Sofia Juhlin, Anna Bergenheim, Inger Gjertsson, Anette Larsson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a person-centred intervention, including advice on physical activity, for improving pain intensity, physical activity, and other health-related outcomes in persons with chronic widespread pain, when delivered with digital eHealth support compared with standard telephone follow-up. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Individuals with chronic ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...